THE second round of a government e-bike voucher scheme has been launched.
The first tranche was made available in January as part of a drive to reduce the Island’s carbon emissions.
The vouchers are worth £300 for an e-bike, £600 for an e-cargo bike or £600 for an adapted e-cycle, and can be redeemed at any registered e-bike supplier. Most e-bikes cost around £2,000, with some retailing for as much as £6,000.
There were more than 1,800 applications in January and 100 vouchers were granted, with the government saying they had now increased the total number of vouchers available in the April draw to 165, with more e-cargo and adapted e-cycle vouchers on offer.
A total of £300,000 from the Climate Emergency Fund has been allocated to the scheme for its two-year duration.
One of the aims of the government’s Carbon Neutral Roadmap is to reduce Jersey’s transport-related emissions.
Assistant Environment Minister Hilary Jeune said: ‘Transport remains our biggest source of carbon emissions on the Island, and this is something we’re absolutely committed to reducing by supporting Islanders to make the switch away from petrol and diesel-powered vehicles.’
The application window opens today, and will remain open for one week. More information can be found at gov.je/ebike.