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King’s College London takes delivery of EVs

Published to the CV Show website on
23/05/2024

King’s College London has taken delivery of a fleet of electric vans and an electric car to support operations at its campus sites around the capital.

The vehicles, which were supplied through Scot Group, trading as Thrifty Car and Van Rental, include seven Ford E-Transit electric vans and a zero emission BMW iX1.

They have been operating in the capital since March 2024, supporting campus operations between King’s College London locations at Denmark Hill, Guy’s, Waterloo and Strand.

With a range of between 180 and 200 miles on a full charge – which is typical performance for one of the new vans – the switch will help decrease King’s long-term carbon footprint in line with its Climate & Sustainability Action Plan.

Also, the vans are wrapped in a fully recyclable self-adhesive film and liner.

Professor Frans Berkhout, Assistant Principal (King’s Climate & Sustainability), said: “In the past few years, we have made significant progress on decarbonising our electricity supply, investing in on-site renewables and signing a Power Purchase Agreement with wind farms to supply nearly one-fifth of our annual electricity baseload.

“Being able to welcome the electric fleet across King’s is another step toward a net zero carbon future.”

Nick O’Donnell, Director of Estates and Facilities, said: “These new vehicles represent another positive step toward reducing our carbon footprint at King’s.

“We have worked to source and wrap the new vehicles using fully recyclable self-adhesive film and liner which will now be seen across our campuses in their vibrant green branding showcasing King’s sustainability in action.”

 

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