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The rollout of public Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure is essential to meeting the Scottish and UK Governments’ Net zero and carbon reduction targets as this will support customers and communities adoption of electric vehicles.

Project PACE helps to achieve these goals by delivering a strategic network of public electric vehicle chargers across North and South Lanarkshire whilst piloting an innovative electricity Distribution Network Operator (DNO) led delivery model. 


Above: SP Energy Networks CEO Frank Mitchell launching the strategic partnership with First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon on 29th August 2019

Project PACE

August 2019 – April 2021

Project Status


About the Project

About the Project

Project PACE is a major project that has evolved from the strategic partnership for the decarbonisation of transport announced by the Scottish Government and SP Energy Networks in August 2019.

The Project PACE team at SP Energy Networks are working in collaboration with Transport Scotland and Local Authorities to deliver around 180 new public chargers in more than 40 locations across Lanarkshire, targeting areas and communities where the commercial market has not yet delivered and is unlikely to in the short to medium term.

Project PACE is exploring the benefits of having a distribution network operator (DNO) involved in the various stages of deploying universally accessible public EV charger infrastructure, including costs and delivery timescales.

View a video about the project here:

Project PACE will be installing electric vehicle charging hubs at many locations across North & South Lanarkshire.

Below is the current list of proposed sites for EV charging hubs. There may be changes to the locations listed below if unforeseen challenges are discovered.

North Lanarkshire South Lanarkshire
Broadwood Stadium, Broadwood, Broadwood Ally McCoist Complex, Quarry Road, East Kilbride
Cairnhill Road Car Park, Cairnhill Road, Airdrie Belstane Avenue Car Park, Belstane Avenue, Crawford
Caledonian Road car park, Caledonian Road, Wishaw Bridge Street Car Park, Bridge Street, Cambuslang
Chryston Cultural Centre, Lindsaybeg Road, Muirhead Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road, East Kilbride
Drumgelloch Park and Ride, Old Bore Road, Airdrie Calderwood Community Hall, Calderwood, East Kilbride
Drumpellier Country Park, Townhead Road, Coatbridge Carlisle Road Car Park, Abington
Glebe Street Car Park, Glebe Street, Bellshill Carnwath Road Car Park, Carluke
Hallcraig Street car park, Hallcraig Street, Coatbridge Carstairs Park & Ride, Strawfrank, Carstairs
High Street library/ sports centre, High Street, Shotts Chatelherault, Ferniegair, Hamilton
Hope Street (Aquatec), Hope Street, Motherwell John Mann Park, Edinburgh Road, Carnwath
Kilsyth Library, Burngreen, Kilsyth John Wright Sports Centre, Calderwood Road, East Kilbride
King Street Carpark, King Street, Coatbridge Kildare Road car park, Kildare, Lanark
Pivot Centre, Glenmanar Avenue, Moodiesburn Lanark Loch, Hynford Road, Lanark
Sir Matt Busby Sports Complex, Main Street, Bellshill Low Parks Museum, Muir Street, Hamilton
Strathclyde Park (North side), Strathclyde Park, Motherwell Main Street Car Park, Main Street, Forth
The Wynd car park, Cumbernauld McNeill Street Car Park, McNeill Street, Larkhall
Time Capsule Car Park, Dundyvan Road, Coatbridge Regent Drive car park, Regent Drive, Rutherglen
Viewpark Library ,Burnhead Street, Viewpark Smugglers Brig Road Car Park, Smugglers Brig Road, Crossford
Watersports Centre, Strathclyde Park, Motherwell Station Road car park, Station Road, Strathaven
Wishaw Sports Centre, Alexander Street, Wishaw Strathaven Park, Threestanes Road, Strathaven



  • Project PACE is funded by the Scottish Government via Transport Scotland with match funding from SP Energy Networks
  • Transport Scotland grant funding will be used to fund EV charging infrastructure and connections
  • SP Energy Networks have provided match funding for:
    • Optioneering study
    • Electric Cars, people carriers and minibuses for community transport charities within Lanarkshire
    • Supporting and complimentary electric vehicle innovation projects including:
      • Electric Vehicle Uptake Modelling (EV Up), which will improve our understanding of customers’ ability to transition to EVs based on availability of off-street parking and customer demographics
      • Network Connectivity Early Warning System (NCEWS), our LV connectivity model, which will allow us to better understand, manage and forecast what is happening on our LV network
      • Centre for Energy Policy (CEP) collaboration with Professor Karen Turner from the University of Strathclyde, conducting research on economic benefits of strategic network investment for LCT transition rather than “just in time”


Project Benefits

Project PACE will achieve key benefits at different stages of the project. this page will be updated to include all key project benefits as they are published.

Key reports to look out for are:

  • Project PACE Optioneering Study – due Summer 2020
  • Project PACE Commissioning Report – due Summer 2021


Project Partners

  • In Strategic Partnership with – Transport Scotland and the Scottish Government.
  • Working closely with both South Lanarkshire Council and North Lanarkshire Council.
  • Working with equipment suppliers and installers to deliver EV charging infrastructure

News & Reports

News & Reports

Latest News

  • Project PACE is delivering electric vehicle charging hubs at more than 40 locations across Lanarkshire as well as providing electric vehicles to community transport charities in the area.

Key progress includes:

Previous News

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Project PACE Key Reports

  • Coming soon



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