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Electric cars in China

Didi and BP join forces to build EV charging network in China

Oil and gas giant eyes access to 600,000 electric cars in ride-hailing fleet

BP and Didi in May launched a pilot site in Guangzhou and plan "rapid expansion" of the EV charging network in China. (Photo courtesy of BP)

NEW YORK -- Chinese ride-hailing powerhouse Didi Chuxing has struck up a joint venture with oil and gas giant BP to build an electric vehicle charging network in China, the two companies said Thursday.

The partnership brings the London-based company into Didi's electric vehicle charging service Xiaoju Chongdian, which is available to both Didi and other drivers and accessible through a mobile app.

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