INCREASING the number of electric vehicles on our roads doesn't necessarily reduce our environmental impact by as much as we think.

This is the view of readers after the Lake District National Park Authority installed 28 chargers to help service their fleet of BMW i3 cars.

Charge point specialists Rolec and electrical engineers AMP EV were appointed to install 28 electric vehicle rapid charging points across LDPNA locations.

The deployment of electric vehicle charging points is one of the authority’s low carbon projects to promote a cleaner and more sustainable environment across the Lake District and comes after it adopted a number of BMW i3s, ensuring that its fleet emits zero emissions.

KendalLad said: "Its a shame this money could not be spent to subsidise the buses. The fleet of shiny electric BMWs do look nice."

Duncan Mills said: "Move the fossil fuel further away from the end user and call it environmentally friendly."

Norman G said: "The EV 'game' numbers don't add up. 50m cars on the road in uk and we sell 3m per year. And at the moment EV is a small percentage.

"Add the worldwide demand and they can't even produce batteries, but the EV brigade drive around pretending they are saving the planet."

Mark Green responded: "I agree with you about 'zero emission' cars - obfuscation of energy sources.

"For the first time over a whole year, however, in 2020 renewable sources (42%) generated more electricity than fossil fuels (41%) despite 2020 not being a particularly favourable year for solar generation. Much of the remainder came from nuclear sources."

Angus MeCoatup said: "There will never be zero emissions transport. And electric vehicles aren't the environmental friendly alternative they're made out to be."

Essoblue said: "What are the EV drivers gonna do with possible energy issues over winter affecting electric?

"They better install a massive array of solar panels and windmill at home."