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Jersey Post boss urges other firms to electrify their vehicles

So far, 67 of Jersey Post's vehicles are electric. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Businesses in Jersey are being encouraged to replace their work vehicles with electric models.

The call comes from the boss of Jersey Post whose fleet of 115 vehicles is now mainly electric.

While running costs are much lower than diesel and petrol models, the company's managing director believes it has also proved popular with the workforce.

Delivery officers prefer the electric vehicles. They're actually quite torque so they move quickly both forward and reverse and they're ideally suited to the island in terms of smaller lanes and so forth so they work really well.

– Niall McClure, Jersey Post's managing director.

So far 67 of their vehicles are electric, and they have begun to introduce electric bicycles which can carry more post than traditional bikes.

It comes a day after the government announced its intention to eventually outlaw all petrol and diesel vehicles as part of a plan to make the island carbon neutral by 2030.