ELECTRIC cars could become a re-current sight in Hereford city centre.

Herefordshire Council has unveiled a green-thinking package to cut the county’s carbon footprint.

The measures include a pool of green vehicles at council premises and a handful of charge points for electric cars.

The £3,300 points would be funded by the council and could be installed at Plough Lane and the ESG site Transport accounts for 29 per cent of the county’s carbon emissions, a figure Herefordshire Council wants to slash by 13 per cent by 2011.

Councillor John Jarvis, cabinet member for environment, revealed the plans during an environmental debate in Hereford.

“Electric cars are gaining popularity and are ideal for mixed city and rural driving,” he said. “They are exempt from road tax, and the council wants to make them more attractive to local people.”

n Meanwhile, Leominster’s MP has urged the Prime Minister to cut red tape for a green business in Leominster.

Bill Wiggin wants to help Green Energy Supplies by scrapping parts of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme.

The MP said the scheme, which checks EU-certified products for the UK market, was an unnecessary cost for businesses.