Tesla electric vehicles at charging stations outside one of the company's showrooms in Beijing on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Photo: Bloomberg
Tesla electric vehicles at charging stations outside one of the company's showrooms in Beijing on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Photo: Bloomberg

China electricity-rich areas pivot to building EV charging piles after bitcoin mining ban, giving a leg up in electric car sales

  • China’s ban on bitcoin mining saves more than 50 terawatt-hours of electricity, enough to power an industrial city of 1 million people for 33 years
  • Southwestern province of Guizhou announced a plan to build at least 4,500 EV charging piles this year, 5,000 in 2022 and 5,500 in 2023

Tesla electric vehicles at charging stations outside one of the company's showrooms in Beijing on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Photo: Bloomberg
Tesla electric vehicles at charging stations outside one of the company's showrooms in Beijing on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Photo: Bloomberg
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