China to accelerate construction of electric charging piles for new energy vehicles

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中国已建成充电桩约66.2万个 建设速度还将加快 – Jiemian

What happened: As of July, China has built 662,000 charging piles for new energy vehicles nationwide. Among them, there are 275,000 public piles provided by government bodies and 387,000 private piles. The conference said China will further accelerate charging piles’ infrastructure construction in the coming two years.

Why it’s important: China’s determination on charging piles signals the country’s fast pace in building infrastructure and services to match new energy vehicles demands. The conference didn’t mention specific plans. From current data available, private enterprises are likely to stay the leading force in building the industry’s infrastructure, despite strong state policy support.