Electric Cars: The Future for Jersey?

| January 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Jersey Climate Action Network is pleased to announce that Kevin Sharpe of Zero Carbon World will be making a visit to Jersey later this month to give a public talk on ‘Electric Cars: The Future for Jersey?’. During his stay Mr. Sharpe will also be meeting interested organisations to discuss climate change, transport policy, and the future for electric vehicles in the Island.

Mr. Sharpe is the founder and Chair of Trustees of Zero Carbon World, a U.K.-based charity which is committed to reducing dependence on an unsustainable carbon-based economy. The organisation takes action to implement carbon reduction projects, and encourages the adoption of sustainable solutions. Zero Carbon World has a particular involvement in electric vehicles, as it believes that a switch to this form of transport could dramatically reduce the U.K.’s carbon emissions.

The importance of electric vehicles has also been recognised at a local level, as the Energy White Paper has proposed that 23% of the Island’s total projected reduction in carbon emissions could be achieved through the introduction of ‘Ultra Low Emission Vehicles’.

Mr. Sharpe’s illustrated talk on ‘Electric Cars: The Future for Jersey?’ will be taking place at 8.00 p.m. on Tuesday 15th January in the Members’ Room, Société Jersiaise, Pier Road, St. Helier, and there will be time afterwards for questions and discussion. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.

Mr. Sharpe is the owner of a high-performance electric car – the Tesla Roadster – and he will be bringing this with him to Jersey. He will be in the Island from 14th-18th January, and will be available to give interviews to the media during this period. He may be contacted via the Jersey Climate Action Network, and contact details are given below.

The Jersey Climate Action Network is grateful to Jersey Electricity for its sponsorship towards the costs of this visit.

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