17 Aug 2010 12:54

Sinopec to add electric vehicle charging to 41 service stations in Jiangxi

Shanghai. August 17. INTERFAX-CHINA - China Petrochemical Corp. (Sinopec Group) plans to add electric vehicle charging facilities to 41 of its service stations in Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province, the company said in a newsletter on August 17.

According to the newsletter, the stations will also provide battery replacement services.

The company said that the plan has been approved by the local government, though it did not specify when the facilities would be put into operation.

China's largest oil producer, China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), has not released plans to build electric vehicle charging stations.

Recently, State Grid Corp. of China announced that it would install 75 charging stations in 27 cities by the end of 2010. The company said that it would boost the number of its charging stations to 4,000 and 10,000 by 2015 and 2020, respectively.