In China, the scale of electrification often can embarrass the rest of the world and here is one such example.
China Southern Power Grid intends to build in Shenzhen the country’s first fast-charging station envisioned for construction vehicles.
The city reportedly subsidizes the purchase of electric dump trucks with 800,000 yuan ($113,000), which probably means that we will never find a similarly high number of EV dump trucks anywhere else. The goal was to replace all new vehicles with EVs by 2021.
One of the largest beneficiaries of the program was BYD, which already in 2018 received an order for 500 units.
Previously the city electrified more than 16,000 buses (as of early 2018).