China’s Shandong Electric Power Corporation is building the first large electric car charging station in Shandong province capable of charging 45 cars at a time.
The province aims to build nine charging stations and 500 electric car charging facilities this year.
Four of the nine charging stations will be located in Linyi and five will be located in Ji’nan, the capital of Shandong.
Shandong is one of China’s biggest auto producing provinces and has been developing electric cars since 2004.
The province has more than 30 electric car producers, and is aiming at an annual production capacity of300,000 vehicles by 2015.
According to China’s State Grid Corporation, 75 electric vehicle charging stations are planned in 27 cities across China by the end of the year.