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Jersey Police to benefit from new chargers for its electric vehicles

The force introduced three new electric vehicles to its fleet in February, following a successful trial. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Jersey Police will benefit from new electric vehicle chargers at its headquarters.

The new equipment, provided by Jersey Electricity, will mean nine cars can be charged at the same time.

The force introduced three new electric vehicles to its fleet in February, following a successful trial.

The i3s have proved to be an extremely efficient police vehicle for Jersey. They allow us to keep the island safe in a more cost efficient and environmentally friendly way.

We intend to introduce more electric vehicles in 2020 and this charger installation is the next step in facilitating that.

We are very grateful to Jersey Electricity for its help and support, which has included supplying us with the most up to date equipment, enabling faster charging than has previously been possible.

– Acting Deputy Chief Officer James Wileman

Jersey Electricity says its now working with We are also working with the government and businesses to extend the public charging network to 75 by the end of 2020.

With transport accounting for around a third of Jersey's emissions and with Jersey's electricity supply already virtually completely decarbonised, switching from diesel and petrol to electricity is a significant opportunity of accelerating Jersey towards a zero-carbon future.

– Chris Ambler, Jersey Electricity CEO