Saving 1,378kg of carbon per year
For every clean electric vehicle we import to Jersey we will aim to scrap an old dirty one. Out with the old, in with the new
EV Sales was created to reduce the cost of electric vehicles in Jersey and increase the supply. In doing so we aim to speed up the now inevitable transition away from internal combustion engine cars to electric transportation, improving both our air quality and reducing the islands carbon emissions.
Once MOTs are introduced many older and unsafe vehicles will be taken off our roads, but given the delays in putting this into action we are taking matters into our own hands by starting our own movement to support a cleaner and safer Jersey.
Cars We've Scrapped
How will you acquire the cars to be scrapped?
Vehicles will be acquired in the form of a low value part-ex, cars donated to us, or alternatively a percentage of the profits from each sale will be used to purchase cars and have them scrapped. These vehicles will be targeted not only based on their value but also their CO2 emissions. We will share our progress with islanders via our social media and website platforms in order to build momentum.
Won’t unsympathetic traders simply bring in more of these cars?
No. The high emissions for the majority of older vehicles means that the import Vehicle Emission Duty (VED) will make this unprofitable. For example, to import a 2001 Ford Escort 1.8 TCi Diesel Saloon which emits 182g CO2 per km it would cost £1,300+ in VED plus the GST on the value of the car. The blue book value of this car is £100 – the maths, thankfully, does not add up.
Aren’t electric cars expensive?
To purchase yes, to run, no.
The majority of older electric cars on the road today are still less than 10 years old and will range in prices above £8k. This will continue to reduce significantly in the coming years and at EV Sales we are already seeing this welcome depreciation on a quarterly basis.
A higher purchase cost must be offset against the running cost of the vehicle (total cost of ownership). Fuel cost for electric vehicles is approximately 75% less than petrol and diesel equivalents and service costs are reduced on a similar basis (an average of 20 moving parts in the drive assembly vs 2000 in petrol/diesel, there is simply less that can go wrong).
Bringing that to life: If you currently spend £500 per year on fuel you will be reducing that bill to approximately £125 in electricity. An average service on an electric car is less than £100.
What can you do?
If you are looking to buy a new car explore the electric options available to you. If you are looking for something specific, we can help you import it. If everything still seems outside of your price range at this time, keep this in mind for your subsequent car.
9/10 electric car owners would not consider switching back. The driving experience is much smoother and responsive along with the economic benefits. Come and take a test drive even if you’re not in a position to make the switch yet, our door is open. We see ourselves as educators and love to spend time myth busting and converting our customers, one at a time.
If you have an older petrol/diesel car with a value of less than £200 please consider donating the car to us and we will have it scrapped instead of having the car continue on the road in Jersey and pollute for years to come. This will allow us to put more money into our primary aim of bringing more clean cars into Jersey to give us all an improved, more economic and guilt free driving experience.
Not sure what you’re looking for?
Get in contact with us today and we can assist with choosing the right cable for your car.