More electric car charging ports installed in Beijing

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-28 17:36:39|Editor: Jiaxin
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BEIJING, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- A total of 1,895 charging ports for electric cars will this year be installed in Beijing's Tongzhou District, the new municipal administration center of the capital.

About 1,615 of these charging ports will be installed in the area of administration offices.

By 2020, Tongzhou plans to build a charging port every two kilometers to better provide for electric vehicles in the suburban district of Beijing.

Currently, Tongzhou has 53 charging stations at expressway service areas and shopping malls, and another two for the district's 510 electric taxies.

Beijing will move many of its administration offices out of the city center to the eastern suburbs, according to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning in 2016.

Building the new administrative center will draw approximately 400,000 urban residents from the city center to the suburban district, the commission said.

The Chinese capital has sought to address its severe "urban diseases," such as congestion and pollution, by curbing population growth and moving facilities to nearby regions.