BARNSLEY Council will reveal what is being done to boost the amount of residential chargers for owners of electric vehicles.

At Thursday’s full council meeting, Coun Hannah Kitching will ask about a lack of street-based points.

She said: “I’d like to know what plans the council have in order to install more EV chargers in Barnsley.

“These will assist residents without off-street parking to transition to electric vehicles.”

Department for Transport statistics show there were 51 publicly-provided charging points in Barnsley at the start of 2022 - up from just 14 two years ago.

Residents had also installed 813 at-home charging points - a 190 per cent increase over the last two years.

There have also been 130 charging points installed at workplaces, taking Barnsley’s total to over 1,000.