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Completely electric driving school predicts the end for diesel and petrol cars

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A driving school has become one of the first to go completely electric as they believe the death knell has been sounded for learning in petrol and diesel cars. John Edy who runs Redy 2 Drive in both Sittingbourne and Medway in Kent says he took the decision because he believes all driving schools will be using electric, automatic vehicles in the next two to three years. It comes amid high demand for instructors and tests caused by a lockdown-induced backlog. He said: "I think instructors will naturally progress across as we get closer to that 2030 point. "Manufacturers are going to start reducing the petrol and diesel cars that are available. "It has always been automatic is second rate but that is just an old school type of looking at things. 90% of people have not been in an electric car. "If we get more people out in them, they may be more willing to get one in the future." People are also fast feeling the pinch at the pump and becoming increasingly aware of their carbon footprint when selecting a vehicle. John – who started the driving school in 2008 – changed his diesel Mini for an electric car in 2020. He added: "I was looking at the cost of running it and it made sense at that point to move across. The price for doing high mileage, as we do as instructors, it just made sense to do it.
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