Westminster under fire as Wales gets no electric car charge points

Plaid Cymru has slammed a government decision to leave Wales without a single electric vehicle charging point. This week, Westminster unveiled the regions which have successfully won funding for electric […]

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By Kelvin Ross

Plaid Cymru has slammed a government decision to leave Wales without a single electric vehicle charging point.

This week, Westminster unveiled the regions which have successfully won funding for electric car points: the Midlands; Greater Manchester; East of England; Scotland and Northern Ireland. London, Milton Keynes and the North East of England already have charging point plans in place.

Plaid Cymru spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change at Westminster, Hywel Williams, now wants an explanation why a bid for south Wales and the south-west of England was refused funding.

Mr Williams said: “The Welsh Assembly supported a joint private and public sector consortium bid, including Cardiff City Council and the Energy Savings Trust amongst others, for funding from the ‘Plugged In Places’ initiative.

“This would have introduced electric car charging points in the city centres of Cardiff and Bristol and along the motorway network between the two cities.

“At present, there is not a single electric car charging point in Wales, with the funding going to locations elsewhere.”