WAQ74052 (e) Tabled on 09/08/2017

Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on what the Welsh Government has done to incentivise the introduction of a network of rapid charging points for electric cars throughout rural Wales?

Answered by Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure | Answered on 14/08/2017

My officials are currently looking at the steering group’s recommendations within the Welsh Government’s wider decarbonisation agenda. As announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs in her Written Statement of 25 May, we will be working together to drive the decarbonisation pathway for Wales through the Ministerial Task and Finish Group that she has established, in recognition of the need for a whole government approach.

Interventions to promote the uptake of low emission vehicles are fundamental to the decarbonisation of the transport sector. Interventions to increase the availability of charging infrastructure across Wales are under active consideration through a cross government group and I will be able to say more about the development of that work in the autumn.

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs’ Written Statement can be accessed via this link: