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UK: College selected for electric vehicle trial

COLLEGE staff have been gearing up to take part in a six-month trial to road test electric vehicles.

Bishop Auckland College staff will drive the Peugeot iOn electric car for business use and give feedback on the driving experience as well as enabling the college to identify any savings in fuel cost. Data will be collected and analysed, including their perceptions of the car both before and after the trial.

The college has been selected to take part in The Switch EV regional trial, which has is loaning a fleet of 44 electric vehicles to organisations throughout the region for six-month periods.

One of eight regional trials across the country, the data and perceptions study will be researched by Newcastle University and supplied to the Technology Strategy Board which will inform the Department of Transport of the outcomes.
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