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Beijing's Electric Taxi Drivers Experiencing Operational Problems

There are around 1,150 electric taxis roaming the districts of Beijing, with a total of 539 charging stations, but queues to recharge take up to six hours.

Published: 11-Feb-2014

Electric taxi drivers in Beijing suffer from battery problems, with overly long charging sessions cutting into time that could be spent driving passengers.

Waiting in queues at charging stations is now the norm for many drivers, and charging a vehicle can take up to six hours, reported Chinese financial news portal Caixin.

According to additional reports by Beijing Today, most vehicles need to charge at least twice daily in order to maintain a “satisfying income level.”

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