BUSINESS China's EV charging points see rapid expansion


China's EV charging points see rapid expansion


12:49, December 12, 2022

Public charging facilities on a street in Beijing, September 3, 2022. (Photo: CFP)

The number of charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) in China grew at a rapid pace this year to meet the demand of the country's burgeoning EV community, industrial data showed.

By the end of November, the country had about 4.95 million charging facilities, up 107.5 percent from the same period last year, according to the China Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance (EVCIPA).

Some 2.33 million charging points were added from January to November this year, the EVCIPA said.

In particular, the number of public charging stations doubled from a year ago, while the number of private charging points more than quadrupled during the first 11 months compared to last year.

The rapid growth in charging facilities is generally in line with the country's booming new energy vehicle sector.

There were 6.07 million new energy vehicles sold in China from January to November, approximately 2.6 times the number of charging stations added during the same period, satisfying the demands of the rapidly growing industry, the EVCIPA said.

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