North Lanarkshire Council’s Environment and Transportation Committee is backing a project that could see up to £5m investment in electric vehicle (EV) charging and electricity network infrastructure across Lanarkshire.
Project PACE, announced on 13 February, aims to determine optimum EV charge point locations and the electricity network infrastructure required to support them. Preparatory work with Transport Scotland and SP Energy Networks is already underway and public use hubs will be created in North and South Lanarkshire Council-operated car parks.
Councillor Michael McPake, Convener of the Environment and Transportation Committee, said: “The Scottish Government targets aim to phase out the need for new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2032, and these plans are designed to pave the way for that to become a reality. The new network will contribute to reducing air pollution and providing access to clean energy for our residents, and the project fits with this council’s ambition to be the place to live, learn, work, invest and visit.”