Byline: Iain Laing
THE Government has played down claims it is not doing enough to help introduce electric cars in the UK.
In a visit to the region this week Ivan Hodac, secretary-general of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, said money spent on support for the North East's electric car infrastructure was not supported across the rest of the UK.
His outspoken attack on "piecemeal" Government support has upset ministers who have spent millions of pounds on electric vehicle support.
Mr Hodac claimed that the work of One North East in preparing to introduce hundreds of charging points across the region was not matched elsewhere in …