Smog in Beijing - To Reduce This Significantly, EVs Must Number in the Hundreds of Thousands

Smog in Beijing - To Reduce This Significantly, EVs Must Number in the Hundreds of Thousands

From 20 today to 1,000 by the end of 2014.

BYD e6 is One of China's Most Popular EVs

BYD e6 is One of China's Most Popular EVs

That's Beijing's public charging station goal.

With Beijing extending its EV purchase incentive program and approving several models such as the BYD e6 and BYD Qin for incentives, the thought is that residents of the city will soon begin buying plug-in vehicles in volume.

Therefore, the public charging infrastructure must be built out.

As BJ Review reports:

"Beijing decided to engage in rapid full-scale construction of charging poles this year for the first time. It plans to finish construction of 1,000 public fast-charging poles within the year, and in the future there will be a charging pole every 5 square km. At present, there are only 20 charging stations in Beijing."

So, one charging point for every 5 square km, or in miles one for every 1.9 square miles.  Now that's what we call charger dense.

Source: BJ Review