NaaS Technology Inc., China’s leading provider of electric vehicle (“EV”) charging services, and Li Auto Inc. (“Li Auto”) reached an agreement that will allow both parties to use their respective capabilities to launch a smart charging navigation system. This will enable EV owners to find chargers and recharge their vehicles more easily. The service will be available in the third quarter this year.
Liang Xing (Vice President of Operations, NaaS), says that being digital and intelligent allows us to improve the charging experience for EV driver. NaaS empowers partners with strong digital abilities and a vast network to create the charging service ecosystem for the future. This will allow the industry value chain to run more efficiently and provide a better EV charging experience for drivers.
The agreement will allow NaaS to connect its national digital charging network to Li Auto’s charging navigation system. L9 drivers can use the Li Auto App or in-vehicle mapping to find partner charging stations. The cooperation is a great complement to Li Auto’s energy supply services.
China’s EV market is continuing to accelerate, and Li Auto has become a leading domestic carmaker with a strong focus on technological innovation. The company announced on June 1 that it had shipped 11,496 Li ONE units for May, an increase of 165.9% year on year. The company released the Li L9, its smart flagship SUV for families. It joins the 5-display 3D era that features touch screens that can interact with smartphones, computers, tablets and televisions.
The support infrastructure for the EV sector is dependent on chargers. Drivers considering purchasing an electric vehicle should consider the charging experience. NaaS connected 290,000 charging stations in 288 cities throughout the country by the end of 2021. This further enhances the charging network for OEMs, and optimizes the charging experience.
NaaS is one of China’s fastest-growing and largest renewable energy service providers. It offers a wide variety of solutions for charger manufacturers, operators, and EV OEMs.
NaaS delivered 55 million charges in 2021. The network had 1,233 Gigawatts of charge. This represented 18% of China’s public charging market. China’s first publicly listed charging service provider, NaaS, was listed on Nasdaq on June 13.