1. ITV Report

E-bike grants to be available for cyclists in Jersey

Soon people will be able to apply for a £150 grant for a new or second-hand e-bike. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Cyclists in Jersey will be able to get £150 off an e-bike as part of a government grant scheme.

This is the second time such a project has been launched in the island.

Bike shops are being urged to register for the scheme which will offer people grant support when buying either a new or second-hand self-propelling electric bike.

From Monday 19 August, people will be able to apply for a £150 grant.

Registered businesses will then get £150 from the government when they sell a bike to those who have successfully registered.

The first e-bike scheme 'car2cycle' started in Jersey in 2016.

More than 500 islanders were given grants to help reduce buying costs.

The previous e-bike grant scheme was very successful and as a result we have received a number of requests to launch another scheme to incentivise the purchase of electric bikes by offering grant assistance.

Several retailers have already registered, and I would urge any outlet which sells e-bikes to get involved.

This scheme is a small step towards getting islanders to use sustainable forms of transport and will support our ambition of reducing carbon emissions.

– Deputy Kevin Lewis, Jersey's Minister for Infrastructure