Electric charging access is praised
The north-east is leading the way in electric car charging, new data has shown.
A league table published by the Department for Transport shows the area has one of the best networks of access points in the country – with 738 public charging devices available.
There are 23 devices per 100,000 of the population – now outnumbering petrol stations – but UK-wide, more than 100 local authorities have fewer than 10.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has called on councils to do more.
Mr Shapps said:“I urge local councils across Scotland to take advantage of all the government support on offer.
“The government is offering grants for the installation of charge points.”