HARBIN, Mar. 9 -- Heilongjiang Province plans to add electric-vehicle charging facilities this year in a bid to help reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment.
Sources from Heilongjiang Power Grid Co revealed that at least one charging station and around 300 charging poles will be built in the province by the end of this year.
Each charging station will cost RMB 2 million to RMB 3 million. Reportedly, an electric vehicle is capable of running for 150 kilometers on a 10-mininute fast charge.
The to-be-built charging facilities will be mainly located in public places, such as parking lots and places near supermarkets.
China's State Grid said in a report released in January that a total of 75 electric-vehicle charging stations and 6,029 pilot electric-vehicle charging stations will be built in the country by the end of 2010.