EV rechargers installed on Hainan Island
The Hainan Power Grid Corp. has installed the first of a network of recharging stations for a fleet of electric vehicles to be deployed on the south China island of Hainan, the state-owned Xinhua news service reported.
The first recharging stations will be located in the provincial capital of Haikou, where a government fleet of 30 electric vehicles will be deployed in the first half of the year.
Haikou is one of 25 cities chosen for a pilot program to create recharging networks for EV fleets. By 2012, Haikou will have six recharging stations and 759 recharging posts for 400 electric vehicles plus 650 plug-in hybrids.
Nationwide, China plans to install 4,000 recharging stations over the next five years, Xinhua reports.