BRITAIN’s universities are 70 times more likely to own an electric vehicle than the rest of us.
That’s the finding of a freedom of information survey sent out to 116 UK universities by Intelligent Car Leasing.
114 universities responded and of those, 59% owned at least one electric vehicle – a very high adoption rate. Many of those which don’t operate an electric vehicle said that they planned to in the near future.
Although the last year has seen a significant change in the EV market, only 0.11% of new vehicle registrations in the UK in 2013 was of purely electric vehicles.
Against that background the finding that of all the vehicles owned by universities 7.73% are EVs is an impressive indication of their willingness to adopt the technology.