Can you drive an electric car with an automatic licence? Can you take your driving test in an electric vehicle (EV)? We look at the requirements for driving an electric car, and how Onto is rewriting the rules for accessing electric cars.
If you’re used to driving a manual, driving an electric vehicle (EV) might be a little different for you. When you get in the driver’s seat for the first time, you might be surprised to find that electric vehicles don’t have a clutch or gears.
Unlike a manual car, an electric car doesn’t need gears - the electric motor provides constant power, so there’s no need to shift through to increase power.
It might take a little getting used to, but you don’t need a new special licence to drive an electric car. In fact, you can drive an electric car with your standard category B driving licence.