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Seeking lifetime growth: an interview with Li Xiang, founder and CEO of CHJ Automotive

– by Zhang Hui Zhang Hui, former general manager of HMI & Ecosystem at Baidu’s L3 Business Unit, joined Chinese smart EV startup CHJ Automotive in May as head of organizational development. The following is the first part of a selected portion of his recent conversation with CHJ Automotive Founder and

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Didi Chuxing forms strategic partnership with BAIC Group to advance EV operations

BEIJING – Didi Chuxing (DiDi), the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, signed a strategic cooperation agreement with BAIC Group on March 7 to enhance the operation of new energy car-sharing programs. With the support of the Beijing Municipal CCP Committee and the municipal government, BAIC Group and DiDi will expand in-depth

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DiDi launches open car-sharing platform with 12 automakers

BEIJING – Didi Chuxing on February 7 launched its car-sharing platform, partnering with automakers, new energy transportation infrastructure operators and aftersales service providers, to build an open new energy car-sharing system for the future. The network of strategic partners includes 12 automakers including BAIC BJEV, BYD, Chang’an Automobile Group, Chery

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DiDi Chuxing’s latest $4 billion financing round to support AI, international expansion and NEV ecosystem

BEIJING – DiDi Chuxing, the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, announced on December 21 the completion of a new equity funding round of over $4 billion to support AI capacity-building, international expansion, and new business initiatives including the development of new energy vehicle service networks. In a testament to strong

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Didi Chuxing starts new JV projects to build EV charging networks

BEIJING – Didi Chuxing is working to build its own charging networks for electric vehicles. Cheng Wei, founder and CEO of the world’s largest mobility platform, announced the plans on November 2 at a sustainable energy summit jointly sponsored by the United Nations and the Global Energy Interconnection Development and

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A multi-billion RMB bet ¨C Chinese mobility service market

The giant global auto industry is experiencing unprecedented disruption as its 130-year-old business model is turned completely inside out. Such changes are happening faster in China than in the rest of the world, where the size and scale of the urban population and the sheer numbers of virtuous connected consumers

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New local policies on car hailing service to impact the industry

Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, the four key tier-1 cities, released their draft regulations on online car hailing service on October 8. Another shoe finally fell on the ground, some say, the first being the policy released by several ministries on July 28 to legalize the industry. In the guidance

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Bus on demand creates new growth and branding opportunities for bus makers

This issue features an interesting article on a new business model in urban public transport (specifically buses) that has been gaining traction in major Chinese cities including Beijing and Shenzhen: bus on demand via leading ride-hailing platforms such as Didi Chuxing as well as independent internet-based operators with such interesting

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