Recently released figures by the Department of Transport show that over the 12 months up to September 2017, the number of registered plug-in vehicles in the area increased by 77 per cent - one of the biggest rises in the country. The statistics - which show the number of registered electric or plug-in hybrid cars, vans and micro cars in an area for each quarter of the year – reveal that, by September 2016, there were 79 electric vehicles registered in Monmouthshire. By September 2017, that figure had grown to 140 - a jump of 61 vehicles or 77 per cent. Back in 2012 in Monmouthshire there were just three electric cars. Thanks to RDP funding Monmouthshire now has a good network of charging points.