Uptake of electric cars is too slow because of the government’s failure to invest properly in rapid charging points, according to MPs. A cross-party group said that ministers would only get halfway to their target of ensuring that 9 per cent of new cars and vans on British roads were classed as ultra-low emissions vehicles by 2020. In a critical report published today, the environmental audit committee said that the UK was “playing catch-up” when it came to the roll-out of electric and plug-in hybrid cars.
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The Renewable Energy Association is today calling for greater government ‘carrots’ to encourage the roll-out of battery powered vehicles (BPVs) and other alternatively-fuelled vehicles which have no, or low, carbon emissions. In response to today’s report onSustainability in the Department for Transport by the Environmental Audit Committee of MPs, Clare Wenner, Head of Renewable Transport at the Renewable Energy Association said: “Sustainable transport is essential for the future prosperity of the UK. The economy literally cannot function optimally if our cities are clogged with pollution and our consumers handicapped by poor air quality.
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