The government target is for electric cars to make up 9% of the fleet by 2020 (Image: S. Lee/Guardian)

UK government ‘falling behind’ on electric car pledge

MPs warn that the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles is too low to meet national climate change targets The government is falling behind on its commitments to switch a proportion of Britain’s car fleet to electric vehicles, an influential committee of MPs said on Thursday. Take-up of electric vehicles has been slower than hoped in