Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Changan Automobile on May 13 struck a deal with Liandongyun, a Shenzhen-based car rental service provider, attempting to jointly develop car-sharing solutions that further facilitate consumers in daily trips.
The Chongqing-based automaker agreed to provide Liandongyun with 35,000 vehicles that are set to be used in the latter's ride-sharing service, according to an agreement signed on spot.
(Photo source: Changan Automobile's WeChat account)
In addition, both parties plan to collaborate on such areas as product customization, vehicle procurement, platform operation, finance services and logistics businesses.
The newly-forged partnership shows Changan's deeper strategic foray into mobility service domain, which is ushering in a faster development phase thanks to OEMs' driving forces.
To offer business clients more options, Changan Automobile will furnish them with its entire lineup of models under such brands as Changan, Oshan and Kaicheng, based on particular demands, the automaker said.
To fulfill the shift away from being a mere car maker to being an intelligent mobility technology company, Changan has already launched and operated its own mobility service platform dubbed “Changan Travel” that offers a variety of services like hourly car rental and smart EV charging.
Driven by the trends of automobile intelligence and sharing, the NEVs deployed in the car rental service have been fitted with keyless entry and intelligent charging systems, and can be picked up and returned by users' self-assistance. Reportedly, consumers in cities like Nanjin, Chongqing and Hefei are able to use the services through the “Changan Travel” App.
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