Wales is lagging behind the rest of Britain with the lowest number of electric vehicle charging points, say Welsh Conservatives who have urged the Labour controlled Government to boost the network.
Figures show Wales has just under 1,000 charging points across the country – some 20,000 less than England and more than 1,600 less than Scotland.
Department of Transport data shows Wales has a total of 994 charging points with 160 of them being rapid charging devices.
Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Transport, Natasha Asghar MS, said, “Labour ministers in Wales like to talk about being green and helping tackle climate change, but their dismal efforts with charging points and track record paint a very different picture.
“With the catastrophic results of climate change in the news every day and COP26 underway, it is high time the Labour administration stops talking about taking action and actually starts doing something meaningful.”
He added, “People need to start looking at greener methods of travel, but I am not sure how many people will be tempted to get an electric car when there are so few places across the country to charge up.
“If this Labour government is serious about tackling climate change – and it likes to say it is at every available opportunity – then we need to see efforts seriously ramped up urgently.
“We need at least 20,000 electric charging points if we are to encourage people to join the green revolution, but with Labour’s latest pathetic electric vehicle charging point plan which sets out plans to build around 50 rapid stations in the next four years, we have got a long way to go.”