Baidu in talks to make smart electric vehicles with Chinese automaker Geely - report

Friday 8 January 2021 | 09:49 CET | News
Baidu has in talks to joint venture to make smart electric vehicles (EV) with automaker Geely, Reuter reported. If successful, Baidu will take a majority stake in the venture, with absolute voting power. The new company would use existing Geely car manufacturing facilities to make the vehicles, with in-car software input from Baidu and engineering know-how from Geely, sources said, adding that the companies are in talks to use Geely's EV-focused platform, Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA), for future product development.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Baidu / Tencent
Countries: China / World
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