Electric cars: Remove red tape and let market take its course

UKIP transport spokesman Jill Seymour has called on British industry leaders to help speed up the roll-out of electric car charging points.

Speaking in the European Parliament at Strasbourg, she said: “I’ve been calling for railways to be electrified, but unfortunately in the UK, many of these projects have been dropped.

“I see all the benefits of electric vehicles, however I do have some concerns.

“Currently in the UK, we do not have enough rapid chargers to support the growth of electric vehicles. We need industry leaders to speed up the roll-out of chargers.

“Our local planning offices should streamline this process. The best way to encourage the pubic to adopt electric vehicles is to allow nation states to cut taxes and import tariffs.

“Let’s remove red tape, and allow the market to take its course.”