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Sometimes political will can be a good thing; and China is having some great progress of late in terms of expanding its charging infrastructure.

The number of public charging stations in the country has increased by 65% over the first half of the year - for a total of 81,000 locations at the end of June (compared to less than 50,000 at the end of December 2015).

That's 31,000 public charging points in ~180 days, or 170+ per day.

But apparently, that is still not good enough. 

The Chinese government is now seeking ways to further accelerate the pace of installations to satisfy current demand and leverage plug-ins sales to 5 million by 2020.

The latest initiative concerns residential areas:

"More electric vehicle charging stations will be built in pilot cities in Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei Province, Shandong Province, and major cities in the Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta, according to a document jointly released by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and three other central departments.

Electric power companies are asked to help construction of charging stations, said the document."

source: Xinhua NEWS