China eyes private sector to meet rising demand for charging stations

By Chris Goodfellow

The rapid growth of China’s electric vehicle (EV) fleet has left the charging network struggling to catch up. The country is the world’s largest market for electric cars. Yet the number of private stations, low hybrid sales and poor economic returns have caused the number of EVs per charging point to increase dramatically.

China’s EV sales are behind the Western European nations of Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden in terms of market share, but these countries are exceptional. Instead, the country sits in what might be called the second tier of adoption . . .

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