The ride hailing company that defeated Uber in China, Didi Chuxing, is planning to expand its efforts by building a charging network that will support millions of electric cars.
The company currently has over 21 million drivers, with 260,000 driving electric vehicles. The company is seeking to reach an astounding one million in 2020.
In effort to do so, Didi is building partnerships with other companies such as Swedish firm NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden). This is rather ideal, being that NEVS has been focusing its efforts on building cars for the Chinese market and in June of this year, created an electric Saab.
Didi hasn’t yet stated how broad its network will be. However, its probably safe to assume the company will be seeking out major cities like Shanghai and Beijing, both of which have sought to adopt EV.
These efforts come after the Chinese government went on record to state they will stop bringing gasoline cars into the country.