Electric Nissan van joins Cumbria University fleet

The latest addition to the fleet of the University of Cumbria is also one of the quietest, now including an electric Nissan e-NV200 van.

Based on the unpinning of the Nissan Leaf, the van is one of the latest generation of electric vehicles and brings to five the total number of green machines working to link the three main campus sites. A 12-month lease arrangement means the university can phase out older diesel vehicles although a couple will still be needed for longer trips.


Keith Knowles, Lancaster estates supervisor commented:

“We’re getting around 80 miles before they need recharging. The team seem to like them and the range means they can easily reach Ambleside from Lancaster.”

Since 2007/08, the university has reduced its carbon footprint by 57%. Work continues to reduce carbon emissions further though estate improvements and encouraging staff to car share or use public transport – part of our pledge to keep Cumbria green.

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