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UK universities leading way in electric vehicle rollout

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%
4 Coventry University 13 11.60%
5 Warwick, The University of 13 11.60%
6 Royal Holloway, University of London 12 33%
7 Brunel University 11 22%
8 Leicester, The University of 7 14%
9 Birmingham, The University of 7 12%
10 Cranfield University 7 11%

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.”


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