By the end of 2023, the qualified ordinary provincial highway service areas (stations) will be able to provide basic charging services; by the end of 2025, the charging infrastructure of expressways and ordinary provincial trunk highway service areas (stations) will be further encrypted and optimized, effective coverage along rural roads.
According to Yidu data, the number of domestic charging facilities will reach 17.66 million in 2026, and the market size will exceed 200 billion yuan.
Fully mobilize the forces of all parties to promote the development of electric vehicle industry
In recent years, China’s new energy vehicle industry has developed vigorously, and the scale of production and marketing has continued to grow rapidly.
By June this year, the number of new energy vehicles in the country had reached 10.01 million. According to relevant plans and forecasts, the number of new energy vehicles in the country will exceed 25 million by 2025 and reach 80 million by 2030.
The Plan points out that speeding up the construction of charging infrastructure along the highway is an important measure to stimulate the consumption of new energy vehicles and stimulate effective investment; it is also the need to meet the travel needs of the public, to build satisfactory transportation, and to promote the green and low-carbon development of the transportation industry.
Specifically, in order to achieve the goals of the above three stages, the “plan” puts forward a series of tasks: the first is to make use of the stock of land and parking spaces in the highway service area to strengthen the construction of charging infrastructure in the highway service area. Among them, the charging infrastructure built in each service area or the parking spaces reserved for construction and installation conditions are in principle not less than 10% of the parking spaces for minibuses. During major holidays, emergency plans should be made in advance, and mobile charging infrastructure should be properly put into place to meet the charging needs during peak hours.
The second is to promote the construction of ordinary provincial highway service areas (stations) with conditions, encourage the construction of parking lots and other places around key tourist scenic spots, strengthen social services, and guide the construction and allocation of villages and towns along rural highways.
The third is to explore and promote the application of new technologies and new equipment to improve the life cycle efficiency of charging facilities. We will formulate and implement a phased coverage plan, promote the construction of ultra-fast charging and high-power charging infrastructure in highway service areas around urban agglomeration, and support electric vehicle production, large-scale transportation and other enterprises to build power stations.
Fourth, optimize the layout of charging infrastructure in service areas (stations), standardize the setting of traffic signs, optimize traffic routes, guide vehicle parking in an orderly manner, and maintain a good charging order.
Fifth, strengthen the collection and release of service information, provide real-time information inquiry services for the public, and actively explore booking charging services.
Sixth, strengthen the operation and maintenance of charging infrastructure, strengthen daily safety inspection and management, eliminate hidden dangers in time, and ensure that the equipment is technically intact and safe to use.
In order to ensure the realization of the goal of the “three stages”, the Program also puts forward relevant supporting policies. These include: strengthening the construction of supporting power grid. Power grid enterprises should increase investment in supporting power grid construction to meet the needs of charging facilities construction. For the remote service areas (stations) where some power grids are not extended and do not have the conditions for large-capacity power supply, distributed power should be given priority to the nearest power supply.
In addition, charge fees for charging services should be standardized. Local governments are encouraged to introduce relevant preferential measures to reduce or reduce the rent of charging infrastructure sites in stages, so as to create conditions for speeding up the construction of charging infrastructure.
The policy strongly supports the charging pile industry with great room for future growth.
Up to now, among the 6618 expressway service areas across the country, 13374 charging piles have been built in 3102 service areas, which basically meet the current charging requirements of electric vehicles.
However, industry insiders said that compared with the rapid development of new energy vehicles in China, problems such as insufficient total highway charging infrastructure and insufficient coverage are still more prominent. Ordinary provincial trunk lines and rural highway charging infrastructure construction has not yet fully started, can not effectively meet the needs of long-distance travel of electric vehicles.
With the continuous improvement of production, sales and ownership of new energy vehicles, charging piles, as an important supporting infrastructure, ushered in opportunities for development. “the charging pile industry has a lot of room for growth in the future.” Tong Zongqi, director of the Information Department of China charging Alliance, said earlier.
Since the beginning of this year, Yunnan, Suzhou, Sichuan, Chongqing and other places have introduced policies to promote the construction of charging infrastructure. According to the planning of public charging facilities for electric vehicles in Suzhou during the 14th five-year Plan, it is estimated that a total of 200000 charging piles will be built in Suzhou by 2025, and about 6 billion yuan will be invested in the construction of recharging facilities during the 14th five-year Plan period.
The policy of exemption from purchase tax for new energy vehicles was postponed to the end of 2023, and the high prosperity of the industry continued. Everbright Securities pointed out that as of the end of June 2022, the “vehicle-to-pile ratio” of domestic new energy vehicles is 2.6 per cent, which still has a lot of room for improvement.
According to Yidu data, the market size of the domestic charging pile industry will reach 41.87 billion yuan in 2021. The charging pile industry is in a period of rapid growth from 2021 to 2026. It is estimated that the number of domestic charging facilities will reach 17.66 million in 2026, and the market size will exceed 200 billion yuan.