Didi and BAIC partner for car-sharing
China's largest ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing has announced a partnership with carmaker BAIC aimed at the car-sharing market. The collaboration is likely to focus on fleet management and charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.
The Chinese government sees car-sharing and ride-hailing as at least partial solutions to the congestion that is clogging up the country's major urban centres.
Didi CEO Cheng Wei said his company's collaboration with BAIC aims to fast-track the development of EV charging infrastructure in China – and that EV charging, shared mobility and upcoming AI driving technology are all linked together.
Only last January, Didi inaugurated an AI research laboratory in Beijing. And the city government of China's capital is the owner of Didi. It is expected that the three entities will partner for close cooperation on car-sharing and related issues.