China’s plan to extend new energy vehicle (NEV) charging infrastructure nationwide by 2030 has been outlined in a document issued by the State Council, the country’s cabinet. Support for NEV development and a growing demand for public transport charging facilities are behind the initiative. Urban charging stations will be laid out along the existing urban road transportation network, with a focus on residential, business, industrial, and recreational areas, according to the document. Rural township governments and public transport hubs will also be equipped with charging facilities. Local authorities will be encouraged to provide construction projects with space and subsidies, according to the document, while companies will also be welcome to get involved in developing innovative business models such as shared charging and mobile charging services, to increase charging network usage. [Economic Daily, in Chinese]