Beijing to build 20,000 charging piles and 30 Battery Swap Stations until the end of 2022

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According to the Key Points of Beijing’s Energy Work in 2022 plan, the region will build 20,000 new charging piles for various types of electric vehicles and also 30 new battery swap stations, Chinese Media reported. In the first half of the year, China built around 963,000 charging piles, 272,000 public EV charging piles and 691,000 private ones.

As of May 2022, the volume of public charging piles in China had added up to 1.419 million units, including 613,000 DC piles, 806,000 AC piles, and 485 DC-AC integrated charging piles, the EVCIPA reported after analyzing the data provided by members of the alliance.

Beijing Municipal Development and Reform Commission had recently introduced the main contents of the plan aiming to continue to optimization of its energy structure, focusing on 8 aspects and proposing 30 key tasks.

According to the person in charge of the Municipal Development and Reform Commission, Beijing will strive to reach 12% of energy consumption this year, the proportion of renewable energy consumption and absorption will not be less than 19%, and the proportion of high-quality energy consumption will reach more than 98%.

According to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), 1.354 million passenger vehicles were sold in the country in May, representing a decrease of 16.9% year-over-year and a 29.7% increase from the previous month. Total sales of passenger car manufacturers nationwide were 1.557 million units, down 3% year-on-year and up 64% month-on-month.

In terms of new energy vehicles (BEV + PHEV), 360k units were sold in China representing a 91.2% increase when compared to May 2021. When considering the first five months of the year, the country more than doubled the numbers selling 1.712 million new energy vehicles, 119.5% more when compared to January – May 2021.

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