One Chinese EV battery-charging point provider has been swift to react to a State Council order to speed up installing charging points in China’s cities.
Inadequacies and inconsistencies in the number and model of charging points were reported at a meeting of government officials and company directors last month, as reported in BEST, click here for story.
By the end of August, the number of registered EVs in China as a whole had risen from 100,000 units in 2014 to 240,000. Yet the number of charging points available had only risen by 10,000—from 30,000 to 40,000.
On average, there was only one charging point per 2,000 vehicles,
In response to the Guideline on Accelerating the Construction of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure issued by the State Council, power company Qian Power has pledged to spend $78.3 million on building charging points to attempt to meet demand.
This will certainly be encouraged by Beijing, which is a committed advocate of battery power for the unprecedented surge in new vehicles being bought up in the world’s largest developing country.