Baidu is considering making its own electric vehicles and has held talks with automakers about the possibility, three people with knowledge of the matter said. The search-engine leader, which also develops autonomous driving technology and internet connectivity infrastructure, is considering contract manufacturing, one of the people said, or creating a majority-owned venture with automakers. The initiative would be a step up from internet peers.
——China search giant Baidu considers making its own electric vehicles, by Reuters
Baidu has been emphasizing on vehicle innovation and IP protection since its establishment of Apollo. Baidu's joining in the electric vehicle sector will promote its development.