(Yicai Global) Aug. 22 -- Anhui province in East China plans to invest CNY10 billion (USD1.5 billion) in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure construction in the next four years, targeting a total capacity of 200,000 vehicles, the provincial government said in a document.
The total EV power consumption in Anhui will be increased by 3.3 billion kWh from 2017 to 2020, which will translate into a saving of fossil fuel of around three million tons, Anhui Daily quoted the document as saying yesterday.
Per the document, by 2020, Anhui will build 200 dedicated electric bus charging and battery swap stations, 100 dedicated charging stations for sanitation and logistics vehicles, 130 public charging stations, 30,000 charging piles, and 150,000 piles for public and private vehicles, and 170 intercity fast-charging stations.
EV charging facilities will cover all motorways within Anhui as well as outbound inter-provincial highways in line with the development of the EV market, the document said. From 2017 onward, car parks of new residential property developments should possess necessary conditions for installing charging equipment, and public car parks should have sufficient charging piles in proportion to the total number of parking spaces.