Baotou adds more public new energy vehicle charging stations
A new public charging station stands ready to refuel cars in Baotou. [Photo/baotounews.com.cn]
Baotou city in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region plans to install 15,000 new energy vehicle charging terminals across the city within five years, according to the city's recent urban construction plan.
Of these, 8,000 will be private charging terminals and 2,500 will be public charging terminals.
The charging facilities will be deployed around government agencies, enterprises and institutions, communities, business districts, schools, hospitals and urban roads -- mainly serving private cars, taxis, sanitation vehicles and logistics vehicles.
A new battery charging station powers up a new energy vehicle in Baotou city. [Photo/baotounews.com.cn]
The first group of 21 public charging stations recently started operating in Baotou, providing more convenience for vehicle owners.
New energy vehicle owners need to download the Telaidian app. When charging is needed, they open the app and shake the phone to display the location of the charging station. One more shake displays the navigation route to the nearest charging station.
The charging equipment is suitable for a variety of vehicle types. After charging 30 to 40 minutes, the power can reach 85 to 90 percent. It takes about one hour to get the vehicle fully charged.
The price for being charged with 1 kilowatt hour of electricity is 1 yuan ($0.15).