Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi’s finalized a strategic partnership agreement with State Grid EV Service for its electric vehicle (EV) initiative today.

State Grid EV Service is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the State Grid of China, the country’s largest state-owned electric utility entity.

Under the partnership, State Grid’s nationwide network of charging stations will be connected to Didi’s open auto-solutions platform, Xiaoju Automobile Solutions, to provide integrated mobility, recharging, and energy-related services, according to an emailed statement from the company. The two parties will also look to cooperate in developing new car service models.

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Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.