Shanghai plans to have an urban charging network to meet the demand of over 1.25M EVs by 2025

Written by Cláudio Afonso |

On February 24th, Shanghai Municipal People’s Government released a document with the New Energy Vehicle Industry Development Plan starting as soon as next month until 2035. The plan aims to promote the construction of charging and exchange infrastructure in the city, meet the growing charging needs of citizens, and better support the development of the new energy vehicle industry. For the next 3 years, Shangai’s Government aims to meet the demand of more than 1.25 million electric vehicles by 2025 with a ratio of vehicles to charging piles in the whole city not higher than 2:1. Those implementation opinions shall come into force as of March 1, 2022, document says.

Shanghai, China.

In order to reach its goals, the document identifies 7 different goals for the next years:

1 — Clarify the overall requirements

“Form a moderately advanced urban charging network. By 2025, it will meet the charging needs of more than 1.25 million electric vehicles, and the city’s pile ratio will not be higher than 2:1. Establish a new charging and exchange infrastructure system characterized by high-level information interconnection, perfect intelligent technology standard system, sound operation and management mechanism, unified and orderly benefiting people’s livelihood, so as to realize the “five transformations” of industry development.”

2 — Strengthen the overall planning and coordination of facility layout

“Promote the formulation of the city’s charging and exchange facilities development plan. Combined with Shanghai’s new energy vehicle industry development plan, parking lot station layout and intelligent transportation digital transformation, we will focus on the actual needs of key areas such as urban public areas, residential communities, public service institutions, and special vehicle power exchange, use big data analysis to improve the rationality of the layout, and formulate special regulations for the development of charging and exchange facilities in the city.”

“Accelerate the layout of public charging and exchange networks. In accordance with the principle of “pile first, then car, moderately ahead, public facilities fast charging as the main, slow charging as the auxiliary, special facilities equal attention”, improve the layout of public charging and exchange facilities (including public and special facilities, the same below) to meet the rapid development needs of the city’s new energy vehicles”


3— Promote industry management standardization and safety

“Implement the responsibility of charging facilities allocation and construction of automobile manufacturers. Establish an evaluation system for the implementation of supporting responsibilities for intelligent charging facilities for electric vehicles, integrate the implementation of charging facilities by automobile manufacturers for consumers into the evaluation system of Shanghai’s special license policy for the sale of electric vehicles”

“Strengthen the construction, operation and management of public charging and exchange facilities. Strictly implement the relevant management requirements of the whole life cycle of charging and exchange facilities, fully realize the access of public charging and exchange facilities to municipal platforms, and improve the availability rate of equipment and fault handling capabilities.”

“Establish a long-term supervision mechanism for charging facilities in the community. Strengthen the guidance, coordination and supervision of owners’ committees and property service enterprises, clarify the cooperation responsibilities for facility installation and power access, and combine the technical monitoring means of municipal platforms to improve community charging services and improve residents’ satisfaction.”


4 — Promote the open sharing of facilities platforms

“Establish an open sharing mechanism for charging facilities in the community. Further tap the potential of fixed parking space self-use charging piles in the community, encourage time-sharing sharing of nearby parking spaces, and support charging enterprises to determine business models and clarify operation mechanisms with self-use pile owners through contract energy management and other means, and carry out time-sharing sharing through professional management.”

5 — Guide the application of green and efficient facilities

“Build a “Demonstration City for Orderly Charging of New Energy Vehicles”, carry out pilot projects of efficient new charging infrastructure, and strive to form an orderly charging capacity of 500,000 vehicles and 500,000 kilowatts during the 14th Five-Year Plan period, so as to realize the intelligent integration and development of networks, piles and vehicles.”

6 — Leading the innovation and improvement of service models

“Deeply explore the layout potential of charging facilities around the community. Select qualified road parking lots around the community in the central urban area (outer ring), combine overhead line ground entry, closing rod rectification, street lamp pole construction and other work, guide the construction of charging enterprises with high operation level, carry out pilot charging facilities construction, and provide supplementary support for the alleviation of charging difficulties in the community.”

“Give full play to the role of the “new infrastructure” interest discount policy, encourage cooperative banks to increase preferential interest rate loans for public charging and exchange facilities, and provide interest discount support for eligible public charging and exchange facilities projects in accordance with relevant regulations. Financial institutions are encouraged to provide financial support for the construction of charging and exchange facilities through various channels. Insurance institutions are encouraged to develop commercial insurance products suitable for charging and exchange facilities and strengthen service support.”


7 — Implementation of Safeguards

“Strengthen publicity and guidance. The publicity department shall make overall plans to further strengthen the publicity and guidance of charging and exchange facilities, and promote all sectors of society to fully understand the development achievements of charging and exchange facilities.”

“Strengthen safety responsibilities. The housing management and transportation departments are responsible for further strengthening user-side safety supervision, improving the safety supervision system of charging facilities, and supervising and guiding all charging entities to implement the main responsibilities of safe electricity consumption and safe charging.”

Written by Cláudio Afonso |