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Number of chargers in China doubles to 5.21 million in 2022

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In China, the rapid growth of the new energy vehicle market has been accompanied by a rapid pace of installation of charging infrastructure: by the end of 2022, the number of chargers in China had almost doubled year-on-year to 5.21 million. Of these, residential chargers grew by 2.3 times year-on-year and public chargers by 91.6% year-on-year, both recording significant growth. According to the EVICPA, the China Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance, the number of chargers is expected to reach 9.6 million by 2023, with a target of 10 million by the end of the year.

The current state of the electric vehicle market in over 30 countries (North America/Europe/Africa/Asia/Oceania), the state of EV charging infrastructure networks is explained for each country, and compared side-by-side across the world. The report also looks at the situation surrounding the electric vehicle markets in the world’s major countries and the future direction based on the electric vehicle dissemination targets set by the governments of each country.

At the same time, governments are focusing on the diffusion of BEVs among electric vehicles, and are beginning to develop charging infrastructures in earnest. The total number of EV public chargers (rapid + regular) worldwide increased by 37.2% year-on-year to 1,777,000 in 2021. This is a 9.7-fold increase compared to 2015, indicating that infrastructure development is progressing rapidly. By country/region, China was the largest with 1,147,000 units, up 42.1% on the previous year. It accounts for 64.5% of the global total, more than half of the total. The growth rates in Europe and the USA are smaller than in China, with 356,000 units, up 29.9%, and 114,000 units, up 15.2%, respectively, but the speed of EV charging infrastructure expansion is expected to increase significantly in the future, as Europe and the USA have clearly announced a shift towards BEVs as an environmental measure by 2021.