One of Bright Spark’s motivations to be a driving instructor in a zero emission, fully electric vehicle is to help change incorrect perceptions about electric vehicles that exist in our community. While Bright Spark acknowledges that electric vehicles are sadly still unaffordable for many people, this presents an opportunity to give all learner drivers experience in electric vehicles, and transfer eco driving techniques to any vehicle being driven to reduce fuel usage and minimise emissions.
Electric vehicles are whisper quiet and are a calm and peaceful learning environment. They are so quiet that they have a noise generator that operates when the vehicle is at low speed to warn pedestrians of their presence! Electric vehicles are wells suited to learner drivers who may have anxiety about getting behind the wheel.
Electric vehicles are fun to drive, even if you do not share Bright Spark’s passion for our transition to a clean, renewable energy future. The Nissan Leaf has a 110kW motor, with maximum torque at low RPM. Simply put, it can accelerate smoothly and quickly!
Bright Spark has lived in Geelong for the last 17 years, and has experienced less than five power outages, none lasting longer than a few hours. Remember that petrol pumps at your local servo also require electricity to operate!