(Yicai Global) Aug. 21 -- The telematics platform developed by the State Grid Corporation of China, also known as China State Grid, has been connected with 17 electric vehicle charging station operators and over 167,000 charging piles, with the daily electricity consumption topping one million kWh.
The high-efficiency open telematics platform, developed based on Big Data and cloud computing technologies, allows users to use most EV charging piles across the country and pay for the service, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. With the platform's app, 'e chong dian,' users can easily locate the nearest charging piles.
State Grid has so far built 45,000 charging piles and 5,526 charging stations, and its motorway fast-charging network currently covers 121 cities in 16 provinces, its spokesperson Wang Yanfang said.
The company's EV subsidiary has formed technology partnerships with more than 20 electric vehicle manufacturers including Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. [HK:0175], BYD Company Ltd. [HK:1211; SHE:002594] and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. [SHA:600418], also known as JAC Motors, which enable it to monitor vehicles' real-time working conditions and battery life, noted Peng Jianguo, chairman at the subsidiary.
By 2020, State Grid will increase the total number of its charging piles to 120,000, and around 800,000 public piles will be listed on its telematics platform, Xinhua reported. The company also plans to open-source all the data stored on the platform to the public in future.