Beijing-Shanghai Highway is being equipped with a charging system for electric vehicles, a big sign of improvement in the development of such facilities. Despite a number of measures taken by the government in recent years to encourage the development of electric cars, they account for only a fraction of all cars sold, due to such obstacles as a lack of charging stations, said experts.
In both directions on the highway, charging stations have been installed every 50 km, the report said. These can fully charge a car within 30 minutes, it added.
Considering the prices of electricity, which range between 0.65 yuan to 0.8 yuan per kilowatt hour, the driving cost of an electrical vehicle will be just half of the cost for operating a fuel-driven car over the same distance, the report said.
The State Grid Corp of China, the largest grid company in China, has installed 24,000 charging sites in China, covering 2,900 km of roads, according to CCTV.