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Electric vehicle charging

The electric vehicle (EV) charge point network within South Lanarkshire is new and we are constantly looking at ways to improve and expand the infrastructure. 

The charge point network consists of three types of chargers:

  • Rapid (22-50kW): Rapid chargers are ideal when a vehicle needs a substantial charge quickly, often in busy towns and cities.
  • Fast (22kW): Fast chargers are ideal for when a vehicle needs a substantial charge over a period of up to four hours. This might be in residential areas for people who do not have off-street parking or close to shops and services.
  • Standard (7kW): Standard chargers are ideal for charging vehicles when they can be left for longer periods of time. This might be in residential areas for people who do not have off-street parking or for commuters at Park and Ride sites.

The location of our charge points and their availability can be found on ChargePlace Scotland.

A new tariff for the use of the EV charge point infrastructure was introduced on 2 May 2023. The tariff is as follows:

Charger tariff
Charger type Unit rate/kWh Maximum stay limit Maximum stay exceeded
*Rapid Chargers (22-50kW) £0.70

60 minutes

£30 overstay charge
Fast Chargers (22kW) £0.40 None None
Standard (7kW) £0.40 None None

The tariff and overstay charges apply to all connectors on the rapid charger, including the type 2 (22kw) connector.

The rapid charger rate is applicable regardless of whether the AC or the DC outlet on the charge point is used. 

Reporting faults

You can report faults to ChargePlace Scotland by calling 0141 648 0750 and quoting the unique number on the unit or by using their online form.

Charge point users are encouraged to use the facilities responsibly and to follow the network's Etiquette guide.

Net Zero Scotland

In 2019 the Scottish Government amended the Climate Change Bill to include an ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with a net zero emissions target by 2045.

Transport is currently the largest contributor to emissions, and this will be tackled through a range of actions. This includes phasing out the need for new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2032.

Electric Vehicle (EV) charging, and the move to electric-powered vehicles is key to meeting Scotland's 2032 ambition. Uptake in Scotland could see around 700,000 electric vehicles on the road in our region by 2032, from a current baseline of 11,000.

We are working hard to encourage and ease the transition from petrol and diesel vehicles to electric vehicles.

Installing Electric Vehicle charging points at your council property

We understand that tenants will want to charge their electric cars from home and have provided guidance on installing charging points - see Electric Vehicle Charging point installations at council properties.

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