China Completes Charger Installation Along Critical Shanghai To Beijing Route

FEB 16 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 12

Fast Chargers Now Installed Along Critical Beijing To Shanghai Route

Fast Chargers Now Installed Along Critical Beijing To Shanghai Route

Note China Has Its Own fast Charge Standard

Note China Has Its Own fast Charge Standard

The route from Shanghai to Beijing has been electrified with the installation of 50 fast-charge stations:

“The construction of electric vehicle charging stations along the 1,262-km expressway that links Beijing and Shanghai finished…”

“State Grid, one of China’s two grid corporations, built 50 quick-charging stations along the route, making it the country’s first cross-city charging network.”

“Each of the stations has eight charging poles capable of fully charging an electric car in 30 minutes. All electric cars that meet Chinese standards can use the charging facilities.”

This builds upon additional charging station installs accomplished by State Grid in 2014:

“State Grid built 133 quick-charging stations with 532 charging poles along three major expressways with total length of 2,900 km in 2014.”

And there’s more to come:

“The company aims to build charging station networks along eight major expressways with total length of 19,000 km in China by 2020.”

Of note is that the Tesla Model S can not utilize any of these quick-charge stations, as the charging standards are different.

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12 Comments on "China Completes Charger Installation Along Critical Shanghai To Beijing Route"

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Mutwin Kraus
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Eight charging poles per location is great.

mr. m
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mr. m

plug male, vehicle connector male??? what is this plug?

Brian Henderson
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Noticing the error too with both connector and plug being listed as male pin type. While looking very similar to European Type2 connector, the two-male components would require a dual-female adaptor to work.

Mikael
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Mikael

It’s the 21th century male-male works as well as the male-female or even female-female. 😉

Just_Chris
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Just_Chris

quick chargers or fast chargers? What is the power of the charger? Is this equivalent to a level 2 network. Are any of the Chinese cars fitted with a fast charge option? is it via a DC connection or an AC connection?

Mutwin Kraus
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Sounds like DC to me: “Each of the stations has eight charging poles capable of fully charging an electric car in 30 minutes”

Brian Henderson
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Does Tesla use a similar Type2 style connector/pug in China as is used in Europe?

This could mean the Type2 style could become the widest used connector in future? The ability to support AC, DC, and Supercharging appear to be a universal advantage.

Bob
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Bob

Looks like Tesla needs two more superchargers to get from Bejing to Shanghai, but they are apparently not along the mentioned expressway.

kdawg
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“Of note is that the Tesla Model S can not utilize any of these quick-charge stations, as the charging standards are different.”
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Future adapter coming?

ffbj
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ffbj

Coincides with the same route as their secure quantum network, which can’t be hacked.

Jeff Songster
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Jeff Songster

Great news for China. If they can move dramatically away from dino burning vehicles soon and end the nightmare of depending on insane countries for your oil supply they will do well.

Imagine a world using solar, wind and hydro to propel vehicles without using up the last trillion barrels of oil on the planet. Good luck with electrifying your highways.

FALCON11
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FALCON11

See following link for China TV news.
(Be patient to see TV advetisement first…)

http://www.iqiyi.com/v_19rrnwni9s.html

http://tv.cntv.cn/video/C10420/ec8b4f9d8b724a579dcc839ca93dd381

It looks 4 prodution EVs are ready to charge.