Ministers have been accused of hypocrisy after it emerged that they had bought 14 petrol cars for themselves but not one electric or hybrid vehicle. Figures obtained by The Times show the number of petrol cars in the Government Car Service jumped from seven last year to 21. A freedom of information request to the Department for Transport revealed that the number of hybrid vehicles and electric cars remained unchanged at 21 and six respectively. In 2014 the government said it would spend £5 million to “lead by example” on funding to introduce plug-in cars and vans for all its fleets.
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