Who:
University of Oslo (UiO), founded in 1811
8 faculties - 27 000 students, 6 000 staff

Context:
Improper transporation habits are contributing substantially to the CO2-footprint of UiO. Therefore, in order to limit its environmental footprint, in addition to including environmental concern in general travel policy and promoting use of public transport, UiO is promoting the use of electric cars.

Description:
Private use: priority, reserved and free parking at several locations charging at no cost. General policy: if you need a parking place it will be arranged.
Public Pool of electric cars: UiO is making available a park of 5 electric cars for all students and employees through collaboration with a private service provider. Easy access online booking system, Taking care of reservations and necessary documentation in a single-visit system. Job-related use will be charged employer directly and automatically.
Private use is possible and will be charged by the hour or day directly by the company.

Electric vehicles are in use within the park department. Test trials of electric lawn-mover robots is an ongoing project.

The Rector and Director of University of Oslo promoting use of electric cars (Photo: Ola Sæther)
Duration:
In place since January 2012
Website:
http://www.uio.no/english/for-employees/operational/transport/
UGAF Best Practice Category
Campus Management/Mobility