Enhanced charging infrastructure drives NEVs into rural market in China's Anhui

Xinhua, July 20, 2023
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East China's Anhui Province is actively building itself into an NEV-friendly province, as China's new energy vehicle (NEV) industry has experienced rapid development in recent years.

To address the imbalanced development in the NEV market between urban and rural areas, Anhui Province has been taking concrete actions to increase the number of charging stations in rural areas.

In 2022 alone, Hefei, the provincial capital, invested 340 million yuan (about 47.5 million U.S. dollars) in upgrading its rural power grid, including the expansion of transformer capacity and changing power lines, to support the building and operation of more charging facilities.

Anhui plans to provide charging facilities to cover 75 percent of all townships in the province by 2024, achieving full coverage by 2025.