The University of Calgary has added four new EVs to its fleet of 170 vehicles. Four new VW 2018 e-Golfs are the latest addition at the Alberta institution.

The university's fleet manager, Lee Ferrari told the university's newsletter, UToday, that the campus is the ideal location for EVs – the relatively short distances that need to be travelled avoid range issues, and the vehicles can park at their home base every night.

According to the newsletter, campus vehicles average 100 km per week, and are charged only on a regular 120-volt outlet. A full charge takes 26 to 29 hours.

The cars are expected to eliminate 45,000kg of CO2 emissions over their lifetime.

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