Beijing plans to build a public charging network that offers charging services within one kilometer in some key areas including its subcenter by 2020. Charging posts are being built in some old residential communities like Hualong residential community in the subcenter where 12 charging posts have been built and the residents of the community can use them at the cost of 0.5 yuan per kilowatt-hour.
According to the statistics from Beijing Municipal Commission of City Management, as of the first half of this year, Beijing had 135,400 new energy cars and 92,300 charging posts including 65,000 private charging posts, and basically formed a public charging network with an average service radius of 5 kilometers within the Sixth Ring Road. Beijing requires that the layout of public charging posts in key places like the subcenter and the new airport area should be in accordance with the standards of that in the core area of the city and the service radius of the public charging network should be less than one kilometer by 2020.
As more residents buy new energy cars, there is a scarcity of charging posts in old residential communities. Built in 1993, Hualong community in Beijing’s subcenter is home to 3,100 households and over 10,000 residents. With more and more residents in the community buying electric vehicles in recent years, they find that few charging posts are available nearby and the nearest ones at supermarkets and gas stations are five kilometers away. Thus the property management company has allotted special areas for charging posts and already installed 12 charging posts. It only costs residents 0.5 yuan per kilowatt-hour for charging. The company will further renovate the electricity facilities in the community to facilitate the residents. It is learned that the charging network has covered all the expressways in Tongzhou and the district plans to build around 10,000 charging posts and form a charging network with a service radius of one kilometer in the key areas of the subcenter and at the centers of its townships during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020).