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.
The top 10 universities listed in electric vehicle percentage of their fleets:
|1. Bucks New University: 66%||6. The University of Sunderland: 27.78%|
|2. Edge Hill University: 50%||7. The University of Kent: 26%|
|3. The University of East London: 45.50%||8. The University of Dundee: 25%|
|4. The University of Bedfordshire: 33%||9. The University of Greenwich: 25%|
|5. Royal Holloway, University of London: 33%||10. Leeds Trinity University: 25%|
The 5 most popular electric vehicles used by universities are:
- Aixam Mega Van
- Renault Kangoo
- Goupil G3
- Nissan Leaf
- E-Z GO Buggy