New rules that will force residential areas to help lead expansion in use of electric cars will come out by August, official says
By staff reporter Li Xuena
(Shenzhen) – New residential communities in Shenzhen will have as many electric car charging facilities as parking spaces, an official at the southern city’s economic planner says.
Shenzhen is leading the push to make charging facilities standard at new residential communities to prepare for what it expects to be a burst in the growth of private electric car use. Developers who fail to install enough charging stations cannot receive approval for the sale of their units, said Lu Xiangzhen, assistant to the director of new energy car office at the Shenzhen Development and Reform Bureau.