King's College London takes on electric van fleet


The Estates & Facilities team at King's College London has taken on a fleet of six new fully electric vehicles, supporting campus operations between sites at Denmark Hill, Guy’s, Waterloo and Strand.

The vans will showcase King’s commitment to net zero operations; the straplines and QR code will lead people to learn how they can get involved in sustainable actions as well as what King’s is doing to tackle the climate crisis. Completing their sustainability journey, the vans are wrapped in a fully recyclable self-adhesive film and liner, and after their lifespan the liveries will be fully recycled.

The King’s College Climate & Sustainability department have worked in collaboration with Estates & Facilities and Brand & Marketing to commission the design. With a range of 180-200 miles/290-320 kilometres on a full charge, which is typical performance for one of the new vans, the switch to electric vehicles will help decrease King’s long-term carbon footprint in line with our Climate & Sustainability Action Plan.

Nick O’Donnell, Director of Estates and Facilities, said: "We are delighted to have introduced our new electric vehicle fleet for use on and around our campuses. These new vehicles represent another positive step toward reducing our carbon footprint at King’s. We have worked to source and wrap the new vehicles using fully recyclable self-adhesive film and liner which will now be seen across our campuses in their vibrant green branding showcasing King’s sustainability in action."

Professor Frans Berkhout, Assistant Principal (King’s Climate & Sustainability), said: "Introducing an electric fleet is another step towards reducing our carbon footprint at King’s. In the past few years, we have made significant progress on decarbonising our electricity supply, investing in on-site renewables and signing a Power Purchase Agreement with wind farms to supply nearly one-fifth of our annual electricity baseload. Being able to welcome the electric fleet across King’s is another step toward a net zero carbon future.”

Image shows Professor Frans Berkhout, Assistant Principal (King’s Climate & Sustainability).