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Electric vehicle charging

Frequently asked questions

Introduction of tariffs

When did South Lanarkshire Council introduce tariffs for the use of electric vehicle charging points?

We approved the introduction of tariffs at the Executive Committee on 24 August 2022. View a copy of the report. The tariffs became effective from 1 November 2022.

Tariffs

What are the current tariffs for using the council’s electric vehicle charging points?

The current rate is 40p/kwh for using standard and fast chargers and 70p/kwh for using rapid chargers, a £30 overstay connection charge is also applied on rapid charger units when you are connected for longer than 60 minutes.

How often are the charges reviewed?

Normally there would be an annual review of charges however, given the current market conditions costs are being reviewed continuously. It is essential that you check the current tariffs on our website or ChargePlace Scotland’s website before using it.

Overstay connection charges

The rapid charger has a 22kw and 50kw connector, if I use the 22kw connector is the charge 40p/kwh and would the overstay connection charge apply?

All connectors on the rapid charger are charged at 70p/kwh and are subject to the overstay connection charge which is automatically applied to the user’s account.

Why is an overstay connection charge applied to the rapid chargers?

The overstay connection charge is applied to ensure that there is a turnover of users created, and that all users can get access to the chargers.

My vehicle takes longer than 60 minutes to charge using a rapid charger, can I stay longer to get a full charge without getting an overstay connection charge?

There will be times due to technical issues or vehicle capacity that mean a full charge is not possible within 60 minutes. If you exceed 60 minutes the overstay connection charge would be automatically applied to the users account and this is non-refundable.

I have paid to use a rapid charger and the output is less than the 50kw shown, can I stay longer to obtain a full charge without incurring an overstay connection charge?

There will be times due to technical issues or vehicle capacity that mean the output will be less than the 50kw shown. In these circumstances, you will be charged for the energy used. The overstay connection charge will also be automatically applied to the users account after 60 minutes and this is non-refundable.

I have incurred an overstay charge due to unforeseen circumstances, can the overstay connection charge be refunded?

We appreciate that users may encounter an unforeseen circumstance that means the maximum 60 minutes is exceeded. However, we are unable to consider every individual case, and as such the overstay charge would not be refunded.

If the standard or fast chargers are broken, can I stay longer on the rapid charger to get a full charge?

The maximum stay on a rapid charger is 60 minutes, after that, an overstay connection charge of £30 will automatically be applied to the user's account.

Someone has damaged the signing on the charger, and I was unable to see the tariffs or overstay connection charge can my overstay charge be refunded?

Regrettably, vandalism does occur, however we are unable to check on-site signing daily. All tariffs and overstay connection charges can also be found on our website or ChargePlace Scotland’s website or phone/tablet app and it is essential that you check this before using the charger. In these circumstances, the overstay connection charge would not be refunded.

Reporting faults

How do I report an issue with one of the electric vehicle chargers?

All issues should be reported to ChargePlace Scotland using their online form or calling 0141 648 0750 quoting the unique number on the unit.

Signing

There are no signs placed on site to tell me what the tariffs and overstay connection charges are.

Information on the tariffs and overstay connection charges is placed on the face of all chargers.

Someone has damaged the signing on the charger, and I am unable to see the tariffs or overstay connection charge, can this be fixed?

Damage to the signing should be reported using our online form.

Can I install an electric vehicle charge point at my 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.

Other enquiries

If your enquiry has not been answered, please use our online form.

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