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Charging stations vital for green-car development to shift gears

Updated: May 18,2015 11:25 AM     english.gov.cn

More charging facilities for new-energy vehicles must be established, Vice-Premier Ma Kai said, to rev up the development of green cars.

Ma made the remarks on May 15 when he went to Changzhou, Jiangsu province to conduct research on the development of the new-energy automobile industry.

The insufficient number of charging facilities has caused the development of green cars to hit a roadblock, he said, which must be solved as soon as possible.

Ma wanted local governments to tackle problems relating to planning, construction, land and electricity to provide a clear road for the development of charging facilities and general green-car use.

The vice-premier encouraged the introduction of social capital into the construction and operation of charging facilities, and called for a new business model under the Internet Plus concept.

Ma said the charging technology should be upgraded and a national standard should be implemented to make charging more convenient and safer.

He also called for innovation in the research and development of new-energy vehicles, especially in key parts like power batteries, to improve the quality and level of green cars.

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