Photo above: Land Based Service Engineering Lecturer Dave Black with students Emily Mulligan and Jessica Damerell, who are studying Agriculture.
Electric cars are better, cleaner and kinder to the environment than their petrol- or diesel-powered counterparts. And this also applies to utility-terrain vehicles (UTVs). So much so that Borders College has become the first college in Scotland to purchase and deploy a fully electric utility-terrain electric vehicle.
The brand new ‘HiSun Beast 4x4 utility-terrain vehicle’ is now in service at Borders College’s Newtown St Boswells Campus, with students and staff using the Beast on a daily basis to carry out practical learning activities as part of a number of courses at the campus, which include Modern Agriculture, Service Engineering, Gamekeeping and Landscaping.
With a maximum speed of 37 mph and a range of 53 miles, the new UTV has an off-road towing capacity of up to 1.5 tonnes.
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