According to research, UK universities have an above average percentage of electric vehicles on their fleets.
From all UK new vehicle registrations in 2013 only 0.11% composed of purely electric vehicles. However a Freedom of Information survey conducted by Intelligent Car Leasing, contacting 116 universities across the UK shows that 7.73% of university owned vehicles are purely electric powered.
Out of the 114 institutions which responded 58.77% owned at least one electric vehicle. Out of those who don’t currently own any electric vehicles many noted their plans to invest in such technology in the near future.
|University||Electric vehicles||Percentage of fleet|
|1||East Anglia, The University of||15||23%|
|2||Glasgow, The University of||15||13.39%|
|3||Manchester, The University of||13||13%|
|5||Warwick, The University of||13||11.60%|
|6||Royal Holloway, University of London||12||33%|
|8||Leicester, The University of||7||14%|
|9||Birmingham, The University of||7||12%|
Pete McAllister, of Intelligent Car Leasing, added: "With a fast growing green energy sector in the UK electric vehicles are fast becoming an all-round low carbon driving option. It’s brilliant to see such a high adoption rate amongst the UK’s universities and hopefully this is a good indicator of the broader motoring picture in years to come.”