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China to install thousands of EV charging stations

China aims to build 12,000 centralized charging stations and 4.8 million scattered charging piles across the country by 2020, a new study reveals.

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The increased number of charging facilities for EV users will aim to meet charging demand of 5 million EVs in principle of 1 vehicle to 1 charging pile.

The ‘China EV Charging Station and Charging Pile Market Report, 2016-2020’ reveals present and future trends of the Chinese EV market.

With the introduction of incentive policies on charging facilities, all parts of China have ramped up their efforts to build charging piles, and the companies that run charging pile business also announce to build tens of thousands of charging piles in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.

Driven by rapid development of new energy vehicles, the supporting facilities like charging station and charging pile also flourish. Charging station ownership in China increased from 76 in 2010 to 3,600 in 2015 at a rate of 90.2%, while the number of public charging piles grew from 1,122 to 49,000 during the same period.

China produced 379,000 new energy vehicles in 2015, a fourfold increase from a year ago, including 142,800 battery-electric passenger vehicles and 63,600 plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles, both increasing three times year-on-year, 147,900 battery-electric commercial vehicles, an increase of eight times from 2014, and 24,600 plug-in hybrid commercial vehicles, surging by 79% compared with the previous year.

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