NANJING, Mar. 18 -- Jiangsu Province aims to complete construction on 18 multifunctional charging stations and 500 pilot charging facilities for electric vehicles this year, according to Jiangsu Electric Power Co of China State Grid.
In Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu, five charging stations will be built. The other cities of the province will each get at least one station this year.
Jiangsu Electric Power will build 370 pilot charging facilities in business places, 308 units in urban areas and 62 in rural areas. In addition, 65 facilities will be installed in residential communities and 65 units will be installed in public places such as parking lots.
Reportedly, three electric buses have been put into operation in Nanjing. Each bus consumes only 180 kilowatt hours of power per 100 kilometers.