UK universities bringing electric vehicles


Universities are spearheading the roll-out of electric vehicle ownership, Click Green reports.

From all UK new vehicle registrations in 2013 only 0.11% composed of purely electric vehicles. However a freedom of information survey sent out to 116 universities across the UK shows that 7.73% of all university owned vehicles are purely electric powered. Electric vehicle ownership amongst universities is an impressive 7073% above the national average.

These results are great news for the academic sector showing that university asset and fleet managers are forward thinking and willing to invest in new green technology at an early stage of its popularity. Out of the 114 institutions which responded 58.77% owned at least 1 electric vehicle.

As a % of their fleet Bucks New University had 66% electric vehicles. Edge Hill University had 50%.



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