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Electric vehicles subsidy scheme (FOI)

Electric vehicles subsidy scheme (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 31 January 2024.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Please advise how many subsidies have been approved for the Electric Vehicle (EV) subsidy scheme launched in 2023 to date?


What is the total value of subsidies that have been approved and paid out for the EV subsidy scheme since the launch in 2023 to date?


To date, how many subsidies of the maximum value (£3,500), have been approved and how many have been paid out for the EV subsidy scheme?


Please provide copies of the correspondence that has been had between Deputy J Renouf and the Head of Environment and Climate, from 1 January 2024 and 26 January 2024​, in relation to the EV subsidy scheme and its continuance or potential ending before the allotted budget has been fully utilised.


Please provide a breakdown by number and value of each of the EV subsidies by authorised retailer.



As of 31 December 2023, 263 applications to the electric vehicle purchase incentive had been received, with 239 having been redeemed. 


As of 31 December 2023, incentives to a total value of £818,612 have been redeemed.  A total of £894,842 have been received.  A total value of £881,345 have been received and approved. 


As of 31 December 2023, the total amount of approved maximum value incentives of £3,500 was 241 with 224 of those being further redeemed by the retailer. 


Searches have been conducted on the email accounts of  the Head of Environment and Climate and Deputy Jonathan Renouf, between the dates of 1 January 2024 and 26 January 2024 and no correspondence relevant to this request was found. 


As of 31 December 2023, the total number of approved and redeemed applications was 258 with a total incentive value of £881,345.  Note that five additional applications had been received but not yet approved and are not included in these figures.  Due to commercial confidentiality the name of the individual retailers has not been provided and Article 33 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied. The table below shows number, total value and average value of incentives provided. 

Retailer Number

Number of applications 

Total value of incentives 

Average value of incentive 


Article applied ​

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