In mid-June the Environmental Sustainability and Estates Communications teams organised a briefing event about electric vehicles
2 July 2019
The event focused on how adopting electric fleet vehicles can help the University prepare for the introduction of the Zero Emission Zone in central Oxford, as well as reducing pollution and saving money.
The business breakfast event took place in the Andrew Wiles Building at the ROQ, and included first-hand testimony from University departments that are already using electric vehicles, information from electric fleet consultants HelloEV and information about the financial support available from the University and Government to encourage the uptake of electric fleet vehicles. It was rounded off with the opportunity to test-ride a range of electric fleet vehicles.
Aimed at departments, colleges, contractors and suppliers, the event was well-received and generated several positive leads from organisations interested in discussing the subject further, both within the University and from outside it.
To help staff who are returning to work over the coming months but need to avoid public transport, the University has made more car parking spaces available at sites around the city on a temporary basis.