Ningbo's largest fast charging station put into use
A charging station installed with 72 charging piles was recently put into use in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province.
The station on Songjiang West Road is capable of meeting the charging needs of more than 2,000 new energy vehicles (NEVs) every day. It will be operational round the clock, with charging fees varying during the day and ranging from 0.57 yuan ($0.09) per kilowatt-hour to 1.37 yuan per kilowatt-hour.
There has been an exponential growth in NEVs in Ningbo in recent years.
In 2021, 45,000 units of NEVs were registered in Ningbo. In September, nearly 10,000 NEVs were registered in the city, accounting for over 30 percent of all types of passenger cars sold during the period.
The number of charging piles has been growing in tandem with the NEV numbers.
Official data from the Ningbo Municipal Energy Bureau show that there are currently 27 enterprises operating 14,200 charging piles, including 9,200 fast piles and 5,000 slow piles, in the city.