Jinan, China – China is building an electric station capable of charging 45 cars at a time as part of a program to promote the development of alternative vehicles. It is being build in Linyi City in east China’s Shandong Province.

The project, which will cost 23 million yuan (approximately US$3.37 million) is expected to be completed by May.

Shandong is one of China’s largest auto-producing provinces and has been developing electric cars since 2004. There are more than 30 electric car producers in the province, aiming for an annual production capacity of 300,000 vehicles by 2015.

According to China’s State Grid Corporation, there are 75 electric charging stations planned in 27 cities across China by the end of 2010.

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