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    Chinese charging stations

    An article in the business section of my newspaper yesterday, published by Bloomberg News, is titled: "China moves ahead of U.S. about 8-1 in building chargers for electric vehicles". The article states that: "There are almost as many places to charge your electric vehicle in Beijing as there are in the entire United States."

    According to the article, China is considering establishing a target that 60% for all automobiles sold by 2035 will be electric powered. By 2040 China's electric fleet may increase to 162 million vehicles, as forecasted by BloombergNEE.

    The nation is building at least 20 "EV towns" for carmakers and ancillary industries and it spent more than $30 billion subsidizing EV sales. China accounts for more than half of global EV sales.

    By the end of last month China had 466,101 public charging points, according to the China Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance. That includes more than 54,000 charging stations in Beijing alone. By comparison, there were 60,652 electric stations in the U.S. as of June 25, according to BNEF. California has the most of any state with 19,000 total, or about the same amount as China adds in an average month.

    Globally, there could be as many as 20 million public charging points installed by 2030, the International Energy Agency forecasts.
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    I see it as a necessity with the size of their population... the smog/air quality there is already pretty bad and only a small percentage of the population actually has a car.
    But as their middle class grows, so does car ownership.
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    Unfortunately, I read an article in my newspaper today that said that they were still generating most of their electricity with coal-powered plants. The Chinese are going to have to something about that, but using a lot more electricity for transportation isn't going to make that easy.
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    I believe they are moving forward with renewables at a rapid pace but they are so big it won't happen overnight. And charging ev's with fossil fuel generated electrons will still generate less pollutants than driving with ICE's.

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