Sharing the Chris Grayling’s responsibilities is Transport Minister John Hayes, and so he takes third place for the power he holds in the transport industry.
In October 2016, he announced £35 million to boost ultra-low emission vehicles, including for the first time, grants for electric motorcycles and scooters which had been left off the plug-in grant.
The funding will also go towards increasing charge points in workplaces and residential streets where there is no off-street parking, and will help councils roll out charge points for electric taxis. £2 million is also in the pot to help organisations purchase hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
John Hayes was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Transport on 15 July 2016 and is a conservative politician.