China's biggest ride-hailing company to deepen focus on EVs
China's largest ride-hailing startup Didi Chuxing announced Monday that it will form a joint venture with automotive giant BAIC to deepen its focus on electric vehicles, TechCrunch and others report.
Why it matters: China is the world's largest auto market and already has the largest number of EVs, too.
The big picture: Monday's announcement is another sign of two big and converging trends in transportation — the rise of shared-mobility and EVs.
Where it stands: TechCrunch writes...
"'Jingju’ — as the venture is called — is a partnership between Didi and BAIC affiliate Beijing Electric Vehicle that will develop 'next-generation connected-car systems' using fleet management, AI and other tech, according to an announcement made today."