Driving instructors turning electric

New Detroit Electric

Almost one third of driving instructors would consider a hybrid or pure electric vehicle (EV) for their next car. A survey by Hitachi Capital Driving Instructor Solutions found that 28% of instructors said they would consider choosing a pure EV or hybrid vehicle. Hitachi said this represented “a dramatic shift” … Continue reading

Hybrid technology king of the urban jungle


The advantage of hybrid vehicles over frugal diesels can often be an illusion, if the judging criteria is solely based on fuel economy, warns Emissions Analytics – the leading provider of real-world emissions measurement.   Having tested over 30 hybrids in the UK and US, Emissions Analytics has analysed thousands … Continue reading

AA renews Ford contract


The AA Driving School has extended Ford’s fleet contract for a further three years. Originally contracted in 1998, the new agreement will see the AA’s franchised drivers take deliver of around 2,000 Ford Fiestas and Focuses annually until 2017. The AA said it expected the 1.0-litre EcoBoost to be the … Continue reading