Xpeng Motors, an electric vehicle company, has partnered with Xiaoju Car Service, a car rental and maintenance service platform backed by Didi Chuxing. This partnership will form a smart mobility ecosystem, including online car rental, long-term car rental, charging, and auto maintenance services.
The Xpeng-Xiaoju Chinese Lunar New Year car rental service launched in Hangzhou on Jan. 4. In December, the Xpeng G3 SUV joined the car rental platform as the first phase of the partnership.
"The core of future mobility is to understand the evolving customer needs and to meet their expectations, especially for the younger generation customers," said He Xiaopeng, CEO and chairman of Xpeng Motors.
The two companies have connected their charging networks and will partner to build charging stations. Xiaoju's car maintenance service will also be available in selective Xpeng Service Centers.
Xiaoju plans to work with automakers such as Xpeng Motors, as well as maintenance, insurance, charging, and other players in the auto service ecosystem to improve operational efficiency and a more convenient, efficient, comfortable, and safe smart lifestyle, according to Chen Ting, senior vice president of Didi Chuxing and general manager of Xiaoju Car Service.