Dick Vet looks to the future with electric vehicle charging points
The Easter Bush Campus has added four new charging points, to offer staff, students and visitors the chance to recharge electric vehicles.
The Easter Bush Campus has continued its commitment to sustainability, with the addition of four new electric vehicle (EV) charging points on campus. Located conveniently in front of the William Dick building and in the Roslin Institute visitor and staff car parks, these will be an increasingly valuable resource for EV owners, as uptake of these vehicles increases.
We’ve installed the final point for the charging of EVs that belong to the University, as we begin the replacement of University vehicles with electric alternatives, where possible.
The eVolt chargers allow two vehicles to charge simultaneously at each point, with rapid charging allowing multiple cars to be recharged, or just topped up, during the day. This marks the first time that this technology has been available in the local area and is already proving popular here on the campus with EV owners.
The Easter Bush Campus has a deeply embedded commitment to sustainability and this has recently been recognised at the University of Edinburgh Sustainability and Social Responsibility Awards. Awards were won for retaining the gold level of sustainability for offices and labs on campus, as well as individual awards for Sharon Boyd, who received the ‘Changemaker Award’ and Anddrew Gardiner for his All4Paws Initiative.
The School and University continue to invest heavily in green technology and embedding the concept of sustainability at all levels. We’re proud to be part of the wider #ZeroWaste initiative, a vision to become a zero waste University by 2030 and to become a carbon-zero University by 2040.
About the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is a one-of-a-kind centre of excellence in clinical activity, teaching and research. Our purpose-built campus, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Pentland Hills Regional Park, is home to more than eight hundred staff and almost fourteen hundred students, all of whom contribute to our exceptional community ethos.
The School comprises:
- The Roslin Institute
- The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security
- The Roslin Innovation Centre
- The Hospital for Small Animals
- Equine Veterinary Services
- Farm Animal Services
- Easter Bush Pathology
- The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education
We represent the largest concentration of animal science related expertise in Europe, impacting local, regional, national and international communities in terms of economic growth, the provision of clinical services and the advancement of scientific knowledge.