China has 161,000 public charging piles

China Plus Published: 2017-08-06 12:44:32
Share this with Close
Messenger Messenger Pinterest LinkedIn

New figures show China has 161,000 public charging piles as of May.

The new statistics were released ahead of the China International Energy-Saving and New Energy Vehicle Exhibition in Hefei, Anhui Province.

Charging piles used by BMW new energy vehicles. [Photo: IC]

Charging piles used by BMW new energy vehicles. [Photo: IC]

New energy vehicle production is now sitting at one million vehicles per year, making up half of all new-energy vehicle production around the world. 507,000 new-energy vehicles were sold in China last year, said Xing Weiqiang, vice-General Manager of China Auto CAIEC Ltd.

It is expected new energy vehicle production will rise by as much as 40% in the coming three years, reaching 1.5 million by 2020, added Xing.

The number of public charging piles will also keep expanding to meet the increasing need.

The 3-day New Vehicle Exhibition will kick off on September 1st. More than 200 companies will take part.

Share this story on

Most Popular

Related stories


Lotus flowers amid morning mist
Aerial aerobatics at Aviadarts open day
Body art a hit at folk art fair in Changchun
Cycling with a view on world's longest elevated bike path
Urban village in central China demolished in controlled blast
Chinese Kung Fu lover promotes Wing Tsun in U.S.


84-year old Artist Yuan Xia cast in a film about China's health care reform
Technology helps reforestation efforts in Inner Mongolia
International Army Games held in Russia
Gatlin beats Bolt to win men's 100m world title
UNSC adopts resolution in response to DPRK's two ICBM tests in July
​Bolt reaches men's 100m final at athletics worlds