TWO Oxfordshire councils still have no electric vehicle charging points.

Cherwell and Vale of White Horse district councils said they had no electric charging points in place – but would install some.

The information was found by the Liberal Democrats, who will reveal the findings at the party’s spring conference in York.

The Lib Dems’ climate change spokeswoman Wera Hobhouse said: “There is no doubt these councils are being hamstrung by Conservative government cuts, crippling their ability to tackle this climate change emergency.”

Cherwell District Council said it ‘recognises’ more electric vehicles (EVs) will be used in the future – and that it has recently bought three new EVs for its fleet.

It will also install charging points at the new Castle Quay development in Banbury, it said, and will encourage developers to do so too.

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse councils said they had a budget for a feasibility study for extra EV charging points.

A spokeswoman for the councils said: “We are also working in collaboration with [all Oxfordshire] councils to develop county-wide strategies to have a joined-up approach.”

Oxfordshire County Council, South Oxfordshire District Council and Oxford City Council said they already have authority-run electric charging points.

The Lib Dems said West Oxfordshire District Council did not respond to their freedom of information request.