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China’s State Grid to install E.V. chargers across the country

08/04/2011
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China’s largest power grid state company will make electric vehicle charging stations available for consumers in the next five years, with initial plans to build a few this year.

From 2011 to 2015, the plan is to build a total of 2,351 E.V. charging facilities and battery-swap stations and 220,000 charging poles to meet the growing needs of the E.V. industry in the next five years.

But this year, the State Grid Corporation of China said it will build 173 E.V. charging stations. They will install 9,211 charging poles across 26 provincial regions before the year ends.

The move is in anticipation of a projected 500,000 electric vehicles running around China’s roads by 2015, as cited in a study by the National Development and Reform Commission, an economic planning agency.

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