Bucks New Uni tops eco motoring poll

Bucks Free Press: Bucks New Uni tops eco motoring poll Bucks New Uni tops eco motoring poll

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE New University is officially the most eco-friendly driving university in the country after it topped a poll for the number electric cars it operates.

The Estates Team at the Wycombe-based education centre boasts 66 per cent of its owned cars running on purely electricity, more than any other higher education institution in the UK.

The research, carried out by www.intelligentcarleasing.com found universities to be way ahead of the curve when it comes to adopting environmentally friendly motors.

Pete McAllister, who conducted the research, said: “With a fast growing green energy sector in the UK electric vehicles are fast becoming an all-round low carbon driving option.

“It’s brilliant to see such a high adoption rate amongst the UK’s universities and hopefully this is a good indicator of the broader motoring picture in years to come.”

The full list is as follows, showing the percentage of electric cars owned as part of the university’s fleet.

  1. Bucks New University 66%
  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%

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8:31am Fri 20 Jun 14

jdough says...

But they only have 3 vehicles...
But they only have 3 vehicles... jdough
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2:27pm Fri 20 Jun 14

J B Blackett says...

Top of the eco- table - well done

What a shame they have dropped 11 places in the Universities League Table this year.
Top of the eco- table - well done What a shame they have dropped 11 places in the Universities League Table this year. J B Blackett
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6:11pm Fri 20 Jun 14

I am Smarticus says...

J B Blackett wrote:
Top of the eco- table - well done

What a shame they have dropped 11 places in the Universities League Table this year.
That doesn't surprise me at all, if you had to listen to the "super intelligent" Bucks New Uni students crawling home at 3am every morning after a night out at Yates you would fully understand why.
[quote][p][bold]J B Blackett[/bold] wrote: Top of the eco- table - well done What a shame they have dropped 11 places in the Universities League Table this year.[/p][/quote]That doesn't surprise me at all, if you had to listen to the "super intelligent" Bucks New Uni students crawling home at 3am every morning after a night out at Yates you would fully understand why. I am Smarticus
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8:18pm Sat 21 Jun 14

KrissieJS says...

I am Smarticus wrote:
J B Blackett wrote:
Top of the eco- table - well done

What a shame they have dropped 11 places in the Universities League Table this year.
That doesn't surprise me at all, if you had to listen to the "super intelligent" Bucks New Uni students crawling home at 3am every morning after a night out at Yates you would fully understand why.
I am sure that this is a small percentage of the students. Other Universities, not JUST Bucks New Uni will have that sort of antisocial behaviour.
Have you complained about this to the University? Their student Uni bus obviously doesn't come past your house.
To be fair this year hasn't been too bad with the noise and pushed over bins.
[quote][p][bold]I am Smarticus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J B Blackett[/bold] wrote: Top of the eco- table - well done What a shame they have dropped 11 places in the Universities League Table this year.[/p][/quote]That doesn't surprise me at all, if you had to listen to the "super intelligent" Bucks New Uni students crawling home at 3am every morning after a night out at Yates you would fully understand why.[/p][/quote]I am sure that this is a small percentage of the students. Other Universities, not JUST Bucks New Uni will have that sort of antisocial behaviour. Have you complained about this to the University? Their student Uni bus obviously doesn't come past your house. To be fair this year hasn't been too bad with the noise and pushed over bins. KrissieJS
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