Electric Vehicles: Infrastructure

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis Minister of State (Department for Transport)

As usual, I am afraid that the hon. Gentleman is quite wrong. The fact is that the Secretary of State has been leading the way in this area, and the Department for Transport is also a world leader. Some 200,000 ultra low emission battery, electric, and plug-in hybrid vehicles are registered in the UK, and we are the second-largest market for ultra low emission vehicles in the European Union, so the hon. Gentleman is quite wrong.