Boris Johnson’s green revolution may have hit the skids already after it emerged only six per cent of cars owned by the Department of Environment are electric.
Labour has blasted the Prime Minister for not setting an example by clearing out petrol and diesel vehicles from the Government’s fleet.
Mr Johnson last month boasted of ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030.
He promised a quarter of the official cars in Whitehall’s fleet will be electric by the end of next year.
But Defra figures show only 271 of its 4,503 cars are fully electric and 2,531 still run entirely on fossil fuel.
Shadow Green Transport Minister Kerry McCarthy said: “The Government should set an example.
“It’s asking our car industry to stop petrol and diesel production so its departments should lead the way.
“With just 12 months to ensure 25 per cent of its vehicles are electric they have a long way to go.”
Statistics show that Defra agencies such as Natural England and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority have no electric or hybrid cars.
Meanwhile the Tories are spending £1.3billion on charging points across the UK.
Transport Minister Rachel Maclean claimed: “We are going faster than any other major economy to decarbonise transport. There has never been a better time to make the switch to a zero-emission vehicle.”
Defra insists its cars will be electric by 2025. It is now seven years since Nissan launched the Leaf, which was the first mass-produced zero emission five-door hatchback in Europe.