Electric vehicles

Green fleet

The University has a fleet of 9 Renault Kangoo electric vehicles, accounting for around 15% of the vehicles used by Estates and Catering teams on a daily basis.

The vans can travel up to 80 miles between charges and are extremely cost effective, running at around 3 pence per mile. Not only do they reduce exhaust emissions, resulting in cleaner air locally, they are also very quiet, contributing to a tranquil atmosphere on campus.

Electric van used by University Estates and Catering staff


Charge points on campus

To support the wider uptake of electric vehicles, staff and visitors can currently recharge their vehicle for free at charge points on campus. No card is required, however users need a valid University parking permit or a Pay and Display ticket, and can charge their vehicle for up to 3 hours between 8am and 4pm. 

Please note these are type 2 charge points and are rated at 3kw with a maximum current output of 16 amp. 

If you need to use a charge point, and another vehicle has been left charging for more than 3 hours, please report it to security -

Charge points are located at:

  • Jubilee campus - outside Business School South building (2 charge points)
  • King’s Meadow campus - in short stay staff parking area (2 charge points)
  • University Park - rear of Mathematics building, outside the Estate Office (8 charge points)
  • University Park - outside L2, opposite Centre for Biomolecular Sciences (1 charge point)
  • University Park - rear of Chemistry, by the loading bay (1 charge point)
  • Sutton Bonington campus - in front of Main Building (2 charge points) 

New charge points on campus

We are in the process of installing new electric vehicle charge points across our campuses – this includes replacing the existing points at Jubilee campus (opposite Business School South and in the UNIP car park), King’s Meadow campus (short stay staff parking area), University Park (outside the Estate Office) and at Sutton Bonington (in front of Main Building).

During the removal of the existing points and installation of the new points there will be a couple of days when each location will not be available for vehicle charging – we are trying to keep down time to a minimum.

We will also be installing new charge points in the following locations:

  • Near the Sports Centre on University Park
  • In the main visitor car park at University Park
  • In the Medical School car park
  • At Sutton Bonington opposite the Brewery Science building

To use the new charge points users will need to download the Mer Connect App and register as a user.

 Read more about how to set up your Mer account

We will be introducing charges to use the EV charge points on campus, but initially you will be able to use them for free providing you have the Mer app. As with the existing charge points, users will need a valid University parking permit or a Pay and Display ticket, and can charge their vehicle for up to 3 hours between 8am and 4pm. 

Sustainability Team

Estate Office, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD