A new study by Group 1 Automotive has revealed which universities have the highest percentage of electric cars in their fleets.
The data was obtained with a Freedom of Information request to universities. In total they asked 132, with 99 responding and 33 refusing to provide an answer or not responding in time.
The University of Cambridge already have 69% of their car fleet fully electric, and the University said they are “committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2038”.
The University of Warwick has 53% of their car fleet fully electric and have said that they aim to go fully electric; “The University has a future target to have 100% electric vehicles in the fleet”.
Both the University of Nottingham (UoN) and Nottingham Trent University (NTU) earned the top five positions of the latest UI GreenMetric World University Ranking.
However, UoN and NTU have less than 20% of their fleet electric.
With 54 vehicles, Nottingham Trent has one of the highest percentages of Diesel-powered vehicles across all 99 universities that provided a response to the FOI.