The Peugeot e-208 and e-2008 join the Vauxhall Corsa-e as the first three EVs available to the AA’s instructors.
Instructors can select the e-208 models in GT trim or the e-2008 models in Allure Premium specification from this month.
The AA felt the Peugeot e-208 was a good fit because of its unique Peugeot i-Cockpit that gives drivers greater confidence on the road through features such as the compact steering wheel and configurable 3D head-up digital instrument panel.
Peugeot also said its “silent and smooth” electric powertrain provides a calm driving environment for learners.
The e-2008 has a more raised driving position to inspire confidence on the road.
Both models come with an array of safety features, including active safety brake, cruise control and speed limiter, lane keeping assist and speed limit recognition technology.
By choosing a Peugeot e-208 GT over its manual petrol equivalent, the AA predicts driving instructors will reduce their annual tailpipe emissions by up to 5.7 tonnes of CO2 (based on covering 28,800 miles per year), and that instructors could also benefit from a fuel saving of over £2,600 per year.
The announcement comes as PEUGEOT recently increased the range of both models.
The e-208 now has a range of 225 miles while the e-2008 has a range of 206 miles, according to the WLTP cycle.
This is more than enough range for an AA driving instructor who would typically cover 120-miles on average in a day.
Both models can be charged using a 100kW rapid charger to retrieve 80% charge in 30 minutes.
During lessons, learners are also taught how to charge and live with an EV.
Mark Oakley, interim managing director of AA Driving School, said: “We’re thrilled to be joining the electric revolution with PEUGEOT to offer our instructors two great EVs in the e-208 and e-2008. We’ve had enormous interest from instructors and there is a real buzz among them to teach in the new cars from March. We hope that learning in a great EV will help give power to a new generation of electric drivers.”
Julie David, managing director at Peugeot UK, added: “With the switch to electric vehicles well underway, many younger people’s first experience of driving may be behind the wheel of an electric car. With ranges of over 200 miles, comprehensive safety equipment and i-Cockpit technology, the e-208 and e-2008 will offer a great driving experience for instructors and learners alike.”