EVCIPA Members Report Total of 1.062 Million Public Charging Piles in October throughout China

On Wednesday, the China Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion (EVCIPA) released its operation data for charging piles in October throughout the country. Its member oragnizations reported 1.062 million public charging piles nationwide, including 436,000 DC charging piles, 626,000 AC charging piles and 406 AC/DC integrated charging piles.

Compared to the month of September, the number of public charging piles increased by 18,000 in October, with a year-on-year increase of 59.4%. In addition, the total charging power in October was about 1.015 billion kWh, a decrease of 46 million kWh from last month and a year-on-year increase of 42.5%.

The charging power in China is mainly concentrated in Guangdong, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Shanxi, Shaanxi and other provinces. The power is mainly provided for buses and passenger cars, while other types of vehicles, such as public sanitation vehicles and taxis, account for a relatively small proportion.

The EV charging infrastructure increased to 2.253 million units in October, an increase of 50.4% year-on-year. Among them, YoY increase of public charging infrastructure reached 69.8%.

The top three enterprises with the most charging piles are: Star Charge with 239,000 units, Teld with 232,000 units and the State Grid Corporation of China with 196,000 units. Guangdong Province owns the greatest amount of charging stations in China, but in terms of sharing private charging piles, Beijing is first place with 10.1 thousand units.

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As for private charging piles, as of October 2021, the alliance found that only 1.19 million charging piles were provided to 1.571 million vehicles after purchasing them. The alliance attributed the problem to three factors, namely, vehicle owners building their own piles, no fixed parking spaces in consumers’ residences, and the incorperation of property management staff.