This week in Parliament I raised the issue of electric cars again and how important they are for our economy, environment and local businesses. A higher uptake of electric cars offers one way to help tackle Bradford on Avon’s air pollutions problems from the traffic congestion.
There are currently issues in terms of the initial high cost and having enough charging points and these do need to be addressed so they are more accessible and practical.
The UK manufactures 1/5 of all purely electric cars sold across Europe. The sector offers massive economic opportunities for the UK and locks businesses so it is is vital that we are at the forefront of this technology. I pushed for the Government to invest in R&D in the sector and will continue to push for more.