UB plans to transition our fleet of 500 vehicles to electric ones by 2025. This move will help reduce our carbon footprint and improve campus safety through automation. We believe that electric vehicles are more dependable, competitively priced, and can operate on renewable energy sources. Our goal is to eliminate the need for fossil fuels in all future mobility purchases.
Internal University policies will be developed and adopted to accelerate the procurement of electric fleet vehicle use across all campuses.
The committee established 16 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on North and South Campus. They are looking into potential means of mobility such as E-bikes and electric scooters. The committee held meetings with the National Grid and has explored options of funding and cost savings for the procurement of an EV fleet for the university. They are currently gathering reports and data from the university’s police and fleet department to determine the degree of expansion. In the next year, the committee will be creating a framework to inform future EV purchases which will include an analysis of EV capital and current operating costs.