China’s charging infrastructure saw a near 100 percent year-on-year growth in 2022, bringing the total number to 5.2 million units, according to the National Energy Administration on Monday.
Of these, approximately 650,000 were public charging facilities, bringing the cumulative total to 1.8 million; while around 1.9 million were private charging facilities, bringing the cumulative total to over 3.4 million, according to the NEA.
Liang Changxin, the spokesperson for the NEA, said that charging infrastructure is an important guarantee for the development of the new energy vehicle industry and plays a crucial role in promoting the clean and low-carbon transformation of China’s transportation sector.
Liang said that, in recent years, China’s charging infrastructure has seen rapid development and now has the largest and most widely distributed charging infrastructure network in the world.
Now the charging market in China is showing a diversified development trend, with over 3,000 charging pile operating companies. The volume of electricity charged for electric vehicles has continued to grow, with the total amount exceeding 40 billion kilowatt-hours in 2022, a year-on-year increase of over 85 percent, Liang said.