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BP fuels Didi’s electric vehicle ambition

Slow consumer retail growth of Didi's ride-hailing business spurs BP partnership. Will this drive Didi to new heights?

Didi made the headlines again this week - this time with plans to expand China's electric vehicle EV infrastructure.

Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing announced on Thursday that it has partnered with energy group BP to develop an EV charging network across the country.

“We look forward to combining our strengths to create a robust EV charging network in China,” said Didi chief executive Cheng Wei. Didi connected its platform with BP’s pre-existing charging stations in Guangzhou in a test run in May this year.

It is not the first time that Didi’s name has appeared alongside international conglomerates. Didi has previously encouraged...

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