At nine miles by five and with speed restrictions of 40mph, Jersey is the perfect environment for electric vehicles (EVs) and they are the perfect way to help protect that environment.
Since 2011, the number of makes and models of EVs available in Jersey has steadily increased for both private and business users and Jersey Electricity has been at the forefront of promoting and facilitating their use.
Our own EV 'stable' includes the Peugeot iOn, Nissan Leaf, Nissan e-NV200, Renault Kangoo ZE and the Renault ZOE. We view EVs as the next big step to further reducing Jersey's overall carbon emissions. We have worked with the States to install a public charging infrastructure to enable motorists to park and charge around the Island. We have already installed charging bays in all of St Helier's five multi-storey car parks and at our own Powerhouse headquarters.
Benefits of EVs:
- Very low running costs
- Low environmental impact
- Quiet and emission free
- Low maintenance