New electric vans will help us move towards a sustainable campus

Electric vehicles now make up 34 per cent of the University’s vehicle fleet, helping us travel more sustainably.

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Six new Nissan electric vans have been delivered to our site and will be used by staff from across Campus Services, Engineering and Maintenance team and Mail Services teams.

The new vans are 100 per cent electric and can be rapidly charged in 40-60 minutes at charging points across campus. Staff will be able to use the vans to transport goods and travel between locations, whilst using no fuel and reducing our carbon footprint on campus.

John Priestley, Campus Transportation and Logistics Manager, said: “The new vans are a great addition to our fleet of electric vehicles which are already being used by staff on campus.

“Sheffield City Council are currently consulting on plans to bring in a Clean Air Zone from 2021 which will mean polluting large goods vehicles could be charged £10 per day when entering the city centre.

“New efficient electric vans will mean we can avoid this charge and do our bit to become more sustainable and help improve the city’s air quality.”

For more information on our electric vehicles or how you can book an electric vehicle for short work trips, visit: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/transportservices/index