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Electric cars in China

China's Geely to build electric robotaxis for Waymo

Partnering with U.S. company, automaker aims to tap advanced self-driving tech

Delivery of the electric minivans for Waymo is expected to start within the next several years. (Photo courtesy of Waymo)

BEIJING -- Zhejiang Geely Holding will build a fleet of electric autonomous taxis for Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, the automaker said on Wednesday.

Geely will supply new minivans developed under its Zeekr luxury electric vehicle brand for the Waymo One autonomous ride-hailing service. The vehicles will be designed at a Geely facility in Sweden, and will later be equipped with Waymo's self-driving platform.

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