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Can China build enough EV charging infrastructure?

Government subsidies may fall short in meeting ambitious goals

Charging stations for electric vehicles are still in short supply in China, despite the government's ambitious transition plans.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Local governments in China have been stepping up efforts to help companies build electric-vehicle charging stations. As the city of Beijing leads in offering generous subsidies, the EV-charging industry appears to have gained significant traction almost overnight.

The city government said it will subsidize a number of companies, including makers of pole-type EV charging facilities, which can receive up to 106 yuan ($15) per kilowatt provided per year.

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