A PLEDGE has been made to install more power points for electric cars in Worcestershire but there is no detail about how many will be in Tenbury and the Teme Valley.

The number of electric cars and charging points are on the up in Worcestershire, with a renewed commitment by the county council to make the county more sustainable.

Worcestershire is leading the way when it comes to electric vehicles and installing charging points. There are 723 electric vehicles registered in Worcestershire, more than any other area of the Midlands except for Birmingham, according to latest figures.

It comes as the Government announced that new diesel and petrol cars will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution.

Worcestershire County Council has installed 12 rapid charge points thanks to Government funding. The county council has two electric pool cars and an electric courier van.

Electric vehicles have no exhaust emissions, so they don't contribute to the growing problem of local air pollution in our urban areas and key transport corridors.

Ministers are also expected to unveil today a £255million pot of funding that local authorities will be able to bid for, as part of a much wider £3bn package of spending on air quality.

Worcestershire County Council works in partnership with Worcestershire Regulatory Services, on behalf of the six district councils to develop and manage the Worcestershire Air Quality Action Plan.