Following an 18 month trial Jersey Post has added 15 all-electric Nissan e-NV200 vans to replace some of it's fleet of more than 110 vehicles. Jersey Post say they expect the vans to reduce their carbon emissions by 35 tonnes a year.
The Nissan e-NV200 was the right vehicle for us on every level. The vans are going to make a very significant contribution in our ambition to lower the environmental impact of our fleet and help preserve the beauty of our island – both in terms of carbon emissions and noise – and they’re also ideal for the short distance, stop/start driving that the job involves.
Andy Jehan, director of operations at Jersey Post
These 15 vehicles are just the start as the company intends to replace other diesel vehicles as they come to the end of their warranty. Over four years they expect to save 40% in operational costs over the vehicles diesel equivalents.
Jersey Electricity have installed a new dedicated electricity supply and metering equipment to supply the eight new dual Rolec charge points at Postal Headquarters. They will also take advantage of Jersey Electricity's Commercial Economy 7 tariff.
To have a large fleet owner like Jersey Post transition to electric vehicles is a major step for the Island. As a result of Jersey Electricity’s long-term strategy to import low carbon electricity from France, Jersey’s electricity supply is ten times cleaner than that distributed in the UK. We have already helped reduce Jersey’s overall carbon emissions by a third over the last few decades and we have central role in helping the Island achieve the target set in the States’ Energy Plan – Pathway 2050 of an 80% reduction from 1990 levels by 2050.
JE CEO Chris Ambler
EVIOM applauds Jersey Post and is sure the new vans will prove a success. Hopefully this will inspire others who operate vehicle fleets on British islands to do the same to help reduce costs, carbon emissions and improve air quality.
Source: Jersey Post (http://www.jerseypost.com/electricvans/) & Jersey Electricty (https://www.jec.co.uk/about-us/latest-news/jersey-post-switches-on-to-low-carbon-deliveries/)