More charging stations for electric vehicles to be build in major cities
The State Grid Corp. of China is planning to erect more electric charging stations in Beijing and other cities this year to meet the demands of electric vehicles. Being the country dominant electric power company they decided to build a network of charging stations with majority of the stations is to provide batteries that are already charged.
The average, oil powered car owners spend 70 yuan on fuel just to travel 100 kilometers, users of electric vehicles only pay 20 yuan to travel the same 100 kilometers. The batteries will be charged during the night and used batteries will be recycled by the company. Last year the electric company have installed around 6,209 electric vehicle supply equipment in 75 charging stations in 27 major cities.
This is part of the company plan to participate with the government’s effort to promote the development of the electric auto industry, which is one of the emerging industry in China. The government will lift annual output of new energy vehicles to 500,000 units in the next three years and boost sales. The lack of related infrastructure like charging stations and common standards on charging devices that hinders the growth of the industry.