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New electric vehicle chargers to benefit Jersey police

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The new equipment is to be provided by Jersey Electricity and will mean that nine cars can be charged at the same time.

Three new electric vehicles were added to the force at the beginning of the year.

ITV News reports that acting deputy chief officer James Wileman said, “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,” added Wileman.

Jersey Electricity reportedly said 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.

Jersey Electricity CEO Chris Ambler told ITV News, “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.”

 
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