British Universities Embrace the Electric Van

It’s official: British Universities are the leading users of electric vehicles for 2014.

At least that’s what Intelligent Car Leasing found out after carrying out a survey of 116 UK universities under the freedom of information act.

Only two universities didn’t respond to the survey, with the remaining 114 participants demonstrating a staggering 59% adoption rate of electric vehicles. This information has been collected and now you can see which Universities have the biggest adoption rates of electric vehicles in the table below.

  1. Bucks New University: 66&percent;
  2. Edge Hill University: 50%
  3. The University of East London: 45.50%
  4. The University of Bedfordshire: 33%
  5. Royal Holloway, University of London: 33%
  6. The University of Sunderland: 27.78%
  7. The University of Kent: 26%
  8. The University of Dundee: 25%
  9. The University of Greenwich: 25%
  10. Leeds Trinity University: 25%

So they may be the most electric vehicle friendly universities, but the top five electric vehicles used across the board were:

  • E-Z Go Buggy
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Goupil G3
  • Renault Kangoo
  • Aixam Mega Van

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.

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