Energy giant Shell is to urge the prime minister to make the electric car-charging network more accessible.

Industry bosses are set to meet Theresa May on Wednesday to explore ways to boost the uptake of electric cars. Sinead Lynch, Shell’s chairwoman in the UK, said one of the problems was the array of subscription cards or mobile phone applications still needed to access different charging points.

She said: “There needs to be truly open access so that people can just charge seamlessly wherever they go. They [ministers] have started to address it, but haven’t gone to where Europe is.”

Shell is placing a big bet on electric cars, installing fast charging points on its forecourts. It plans to expand its electricity supply arm, Shell Energy…