China: Baic to supply 20,000 customized EVs for Didi fleet
Beijing Electric Vehicle, a unit of state-owned Baic Motor, plans to deliver 20,000 customized vehicles to ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing.
The vehicle is Baic’s EU5 compact electric sedan. The first batch of 10,000 EU5s were delivered to Didi last month and the rest will be shipped this year, BJEV said.
The customized EU5 has a range of 416 kilometers on one charge. It has on-board payment and navigation systems to allow drivers to automatically pay vehicle parking fees and plan routes. The electric sedan also offers in-car infotainment and wireless internet connection for ride-hailing customers.