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Consumer interest in plug-in vehicles 'has been low'

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Consumer take-up of plug-in vehicles has been poor, according to the Transport Committee.

Demand for the vehicles has been very low, despite the government providing a grant to improve demand.

Louise Ellman, chair of the committee, said those in power have to do more to encourage interest in this strategy in order to justify the level of investment it has received.

So far over £11 million has been pumped into this policy, which is designed to cut carbon emissions.

"Ministers should not sit back and hope that the government's policy on plug-in cars will reduce transport carbon emissions. Far more work is required," Ms Ellman stated. 

The committee has recommended that the Department for Transport evaluates how effective the public charging infrastructure has been in encouraging greater consumer demand for plug-in vehicles.

It has also called for the creation of an accurate and comprehensive registry of all charge points installed.ADNFCR-2576-ID-801453561-ADNFCR

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