February 10, 2013 /EIN Presswire/
-- The UK's first learner driver to complete the practical driving test in an electric vehicle has passed first time, driving a Vauxhall Ampera. Navdeep Singh, 18, successfully drove the cutting edge extended-range electric car
and passed the test with flying colours. He learned to drive the award-winning Ampera with RED Driving School, where pupils benefit from the school's longstanding relationship with Vauxhall.
"We're thrilled to have taught the country's first learner driver to pass the practical driving test in an electric vehicle," said Ian McIntosh, CEO of RED Driving School. "We think it's important to get young people to experience the latest vehicle technologies. The Ampera is a leading edge car and reflects the dynamic nature of RED Driving School. As well as being easy to drive, the Ampera offers great efficiency and good all round performance."
RED has recently agreed a fleet deal with manufacturer to lease 1,000 Vauxhall cars
a year. "Many new drivers have a strong affinity for the marque and model of car in which they learn to drive, and purchase the same car once they have obtained their licence," said Paul Adler, Fleet Marketing and Motability Manager, Vauxhall. "We're delighted that Navdeep has passed his test in the Ampera, and look forward to many new drivers opting to drive more environmentally friendly vehicles."
In addition to the Ampera, Vauxhall also supplies RED Driving School with its economical supermini, the Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi ecoFLEX. Both instructors and learner drivers at the school are eligible for Vauxhall's Partners Programme, which offers attractive deals on new Vauxhall models, as well as the manufacturer's popular Flexible Finance
With a network of more than 1,600 franchised instructors throughout the country, RED is the UK's leading driving school, helping thousands of British youngsters to learn to drive each year. Its philosophy is to use all available technology to teach people to pass their test and to help them be safe drivers beyond the test and are proud that one of their pupils was the first to pass an 'electric' driving test in the UK.
Vauxhall started making cars in 1903 with a vision and philosophy that has remained with the company through over 100 years of change. Along the way, Vauxhall has grown to become one of the UK's biggest, most respected motoring brands.
About RED Driving School
RED Driving School, part of Driving Results Ltd, is the UK's leading driving school with over 1,600 franchisee driving instructors on the roads and a growing list of learner drivers.
RED Driving School teaches over 100,000 learner drivers to pass the UK government driving test each year. RED delivers a tailored teaching programme focused on helping its pupils become safe and confident drivers beyond the test stage.
A RED franchise allows driving instructors to trade under the company's established and trusted name. Instructors benefit from a centralised lesson booking system providing free pupils, national promotion by association with RED, and a range of technical and business development support services.
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