BEIJING, April 17 (Xinhua) -- China's grid giant, the State Grid Corporation of China, plans to enhance the construction of charging networks by installing 2,500 charging piles this year in southeast China’s Fujian Province, reported the Xinhua-run cnstock.com on Thursday.
The move, involving an investment of 290 million yuan, is aimed at promoting the development of new energy vehicle (NEV) industry.
In recent years, State Grid Fujian Electric Power Co., Ltd., a subsidary of State Grid in Fujian Province, has been committing to serving the province's efforts in promoting the application of NEVs. By far, it has already installed over 6,200 charging piles and built charging stations in 91 percent of the province's expressway service areas.
The power grid company plans to complete the construction of expressway charging networks within this year and install 500 charging piles to support old community renovation.
Meanwhile, the company will focus on the layout of charging stations so as to gradually realize the full coverage of fast charging networks at all the counties of the province.
In addition, it will vigorously promote the joint construction and operation model with various parties in the society to build charging stations for electric vehicles in high-speed rail stations, coach terminals, urban core regional bus stations and airports. (Edited by Zhang Yuan with Xinhua Silk Road, edited by email@example.com)