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China has world’s largest charging network by Sept. with 2.223 million charging piles

Monika From Gasgoo| October 29 , 2021

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- By the end of Sept. 2021, there were 2.223 million charging piles across China, up 56.8% from the same period last year, according to the China Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance (EVCIPA). Those facilities constitute the world's largest national charging network.


Photo credit: TELD

For the first three quarters of 2021, a total of 542,000 EV charging piles (+172.2% YoY) were newly built in China, including 237,000 public piles (+164.5% YoY) and 305,000 private ones (+178.5% YoY).

The cumulative number of public charging piles in the country amounted to 1.044 million by the end of Sept. 2021, including 428,000 DC piles, 616,000 AC piles, and 414 DC-AC integrated charging piles, the EVCIPA said after compiling the data reported by members of the alliance. There were around 36,500 public charging poles newly deployed per month on average between Oct. 2020 and Sept. 2021.


As of Sept. 2021, there were about 69,400 charging stations in China. In terms of the volume of charging stations, the top five provinces or direct-administered municipalities were Guangdong (11,008), Jiangsu (6,285), Beijing (5,623), Zhejiang (5,617), and Shanghai (5,461).


There were 9 operators in China with over 1,000 charging stations by the end of Sept. The top three companies were TELD (16,232), State Grid (16,036), and Star Charge (8,348).


As of Sept, China had a total of 890 battery swapping stations, 221 and 128 of which are located in Beijing and Guangdong respectively, the only two provinces (or direct-administered municipalities) having more than 100 stations.

The top three battery swap station operators in China were NIO (417), Aulton (366), and Hangzhou First Technology (107) in terms of the station number by Sept.

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