Didi and BAIC to develop NEVS

China’s largest ride-hailing operator Didi Chuxing and BAIC have set up a joint venture to develop new energy vehicles and artificial intelligence solutions.

Didi is working with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., a unit of state-owned BAIC, to develop ‘next-generation connected-car systems.’

BAIC-Xiaoju New Energy Auto Technology Co. Ltd is the first joint venture between Didi and state-owned BAIC, which wants to stop selling gas-driven car models by 2025 as China shifts the industry towards new energy vehicles.