I WAS interested to read John Graham’s letter highlighting the almost £200,000 of taxpayers' money allocated to investigate electric vehicle charging points in the district (Letters, November 7, 'Plug-in points seldom used').

Once again the poor are being fleeced by the crony capitalist green lobby. Electric cars cost upwards of £25,000 and yet their buyers receive the gift of £3,500 from the humble taxpayer.

Additionally, the wealthy owners receive grants for home charging, free road tax, generous capital allowances (for business owners) and free parking at some charge points.

John Ellwood