Neu Wulmstorf near Hamburg. It’s a sunny late summer’s day, the car park in the Sander school of driving’s courtyard is lined with rows of cars with hints of green – which has been the distinctive colour of the family-run driving school ever since it was founded in 1970. There’s only one car that stands out with its hint of blue: the ID.3 1st. “It was our first electric car around six months ago, and we deliberately chose the striking colour to send a message,” said Malte Sander, who is the second generation to run the driving school.
Learning to drive in an electric car
is a hot topic”
Switching to electric cars is a logical step for driving schools for many reasons: they are environmentally friendly, modern and reduce running costs. And last but not least, demand among learner drivers is growing – partly in response to changes to the training. Driving schools are changing their fleet of vehicles.