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.
Our EV charging network currently has 133 dual outlet public charge points throughout South Lanarkshire with funding to install an additional 19 charge points in the 2022/23 financial year.
The location of our charge points and their availability can be found on ChargePlace Scotland.
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.