The city’s municipal commission of urban management said on Friday, December 27, 2019 that Beijing had built 200,900 charging piles for electric vehicles to encourage use of green vehicles.
It said that the move is aimed at tackling pollution.
The commission said that private car owners added 152,600 charging piles in their parking lots, while shopping malls, wholesale markets, tourist sites, freight transport hubs, government agencies, bus, taxi service operators, and sanitation authorities built 48,300 charging piles.
The city earlier pledged to improve the electric vehicle charging infrastructure in its three-year clean air action plan (2018-2020) and has met its specific target one year ahead of schedule.
China plans to further boost sales of new energy vehicles and intelligent connected vehicles to push for green and smart growth of the world’s largest automobile market.
Sales of new energy vehicles are expected to make up about 25 per cent of new car sales by 2025, according to a draft plan by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.