First charging points installed on Island of Jersey
Installed at the Sand Street car park in St Helier, the project is the result of a partnership between Jersey Electricity and the island's Transport and Technical Services (TTS) department. It forms part of the ongoing Pathway 2050 Energy Plan, which is aiming for an 80% reduction in CO2 output compared to 1990 levels by 2050. Some 40% of that reduction will be from transportation.
In the coming months, a further eight charging points will be installed at car parks in St Helier, while Jersey Electricity will install four more at its headquarters. A fleet of 11 Peugeot iOns, four smart for two ads, a Nissan LEAF and Kangoo Z.E. are already in use by the island's government.
Jersey Electricity chief executive officer Chris Ambler commented: ‘As more and more EVs come on to the market it is important that public confidence in electric transport is enhanced by an accessible and reliable public charging infrastructure. We are pleased to have worked with TTS in taking the first steps to helping this become a reality.'
TTS Minister, Kevin Lewis, added: ‘A public EV charging network is important to Jersey as a tourist destination if we are to tap into the growing market of environmentally conscious consumers.’