TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

China considers 16 billion USD in charging stations for China

Discussion in 'News' started by evme, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. evme

    evme Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Messages:
    616
    Location:
    NY
  2. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2013
    Messages:
    4,229
    Location:
    Denali Highway, Alaska
    That full amount would pay for some 100,000 SpC sites, at current US prices, and that is on the same order of magnitude as the number of US gas stations!

    There is, from the article, no indication that any or all of them would be SpC-type stations, but any way you cut it, it is one heckuvan indication of China's seriousness with respect to the EV market.
     
  3. GoBlue88

    GoBlue88 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    638
    Location:
    San Diego area
  4. Benz

    Benz Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1,907
    Location:
    Netherlands
    "The policy will be announced soon, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private."

    Nothing official yet, but it would absolutely be a tipping point in the EV revolution in China.
     
  5. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    2,817
    This just shows how inefficient and incompetent governments are. Sinking that much money into charging infrastructure, and I bet that the charging will be painfully slow, and many will still have trouble finding a place to charge.
     
  6. Electric700

    Electric700 Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2013
    Messages:
    984
    Location:
    Florida, United States
    They should divert a portion of that money to Tesla, for Superchargers in China! With the money, Tesla might be able to up their plans and put solar/wind canopies at each Supercharger site.
     
  7. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    15,851
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    I don't think this is necessarily the case. From what I've seen, the fundamental problem with government programs is the people implementing the programs have no idea how electric vehicles are used. That's simply because they don't own one and drive one themselves. It's difficult for people to imagine how they are different and how they are the same as ICE cars, in terms of usage, until they actually own and use one.

    The solution would be for the decision makers to use the vehicles themselves. But then the government would have to buy them cars, which probably wouldn't be "good optics". Or they'd have to buy the cars themselves, which seems an unlikely level of commitment to their job.
     
  8. MacroP

    MacroP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Messages:
    120
    Location:
    West Oz
    And the tipping point for possibly the rest of world as well. Well it will certainly not do the rest any harm. I'm not sure the big oil companies will be too happy though. Stuff em :)
     
  9. Jaff

    Jaff Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Messages:
    3,007
    Location:
    Grimsby, Canada
    Agree 100%...let the decision makers drive an EV for a couple of months...that will give them a much better appreciation of how / where / what to install...

     
  10. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2013
    Messages:
    4,229
    Location:
    Denali Highway, Alaska
    Should I sell my position in PetroChina? Hmmm...

    Separately, qwk, my read of the article suggests that
    is 180º off from the situation here. It appears that Beijing is considering making available funds for others to invest in charging apparatus. That's precisely the kind of government assistance - intervention - that I applaud. At that coming from a so-called socialist system! Astonishing, that.
     
  11. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    2,817
    You make a good point, BUT with that amount of money, you could brainlessly put superchargers every X miles, and get the entire country covered. The problem always seems to be corruption. You can bet some company is going to make a killing off of this plan. Even if one does not own/drive an EV, given that budget, any intelligent being would pick the fastest charging available.
     
  12. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Messages:
    3,661
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Here is a snapshot of Hong Kong's Financial Secretary's new ride:

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1409186514.565540.jpg

    I guess he is riding in the back, and would never plug it in himself, but at least it is progress.
     
  13. David_Cary

    David_Cary Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    Messages:
    606
    Location:
    Cary, NC
    Except why would you put in a proprietary foreign car company's charging system?
     
  14. Zapped

    Zapped Model S - PURE EV

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2012
    Messages:
    964
    Location:
    YEG <-> PSP
    Reverse engineered. No need to re-invent the wheel.
     

Share This Page