University of Exeter
Falmouth University College

Eco Van Fleet Arrives

13 January 2020
Eco Van fleet Our Effect ©Neal Megaw-MAYN Creative

 

As part of work to make our campuses ever more sustainable five, 100% electric, zero-emission vans have been delivered.

The UN cites reducing carbon emissions as a key goal in tackling climate change and this is echoed in the commitments of both Falmouth University and the University of Exeter in declaring Climate Emergencies.

The Nissan e-NV200s are replacing diesel-powered vehicles which had come to the end of their life and will be used by members of the FX Plus Estates team, on and between Falmouth and Penryn campuses.

Sarah Roby, FX Plus Director of Estates, said: “Reducing emissions is one of the cornerstones of any sustainability plan and really important for FX Plus in supporting Falmouth University and the University of Exeter in their declarations of climate emergency.

“We selected these vehicles following months of trials. Any vehicle used by us has to be robust enough to carry heavy loads up and down steep, Cornish hills. This has previously been a challenge when looking for suitable e-vehicles but these ones fit the bill.”

These new electric vehicles will have a 180 mile range on a single charge and the benefit of the latest technology allowing the batteries to charge during braking – similar to a Formula 1 car.

Rapid charging points for these vehicles will be installed at Penryn and electricity supplied to our campuses is from 100% sustainably sources.

For more details about the vans click here.

Thank you to Parc Signs for the van livery.

Photos: ©Neal Megaw-MAYN Creative