As of today, all of Guangdong's 1,123 townships have public charging piles.
Guangdong has made public charging facilities cover all rural townships, marking an important milestone in the construction of charging facilities in a province with a large population.
So far, all 1,123 townships in Guangdong have public charging piles, the official People's Daily said in a report today.
Before this, Guangdong saw charging facilities complete coverage of all highway service areas in the province on January 15, according to the report.
Over the past 10 years, Guangdong has invested a total of RMB 3 billion yuan ($420 million) to build about 4,600 charging stations with more than 30,000 charging piles in 20 small cities, the report said, citing sources from China Southern Power Grid.
So far, Guangdong has a universal charging network covering cities, highways and rural areas, according to the report by People's Daily.
Guangdong has the most public charging piles in China, with 345,126 units as of the end of September, according to the China Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance (EVCIPA).
In addition to Guangdong, a number of other Chinese provinces are also actively promoting the construction of public charging facilities.
By the end of this year, Guangxi and Hainan will see public charging piles cover all their rural towns, and for Yunnan and Guizhou, the coverage is expected to reach 70 percent, China Southern Power Grid said in August of this year.
The central province of Henan aims to see all highway service areas with charging posts by the end of 2022, making the province among the first tier of charging facility networks, according to a government document in late September.
Henan will also have service areas on 14 general trunk highways with basic charging facilities by the end of 2023, according to the document.