Alibaba News Roundup: Cainiao and Geely Launch New Energy Vehicle Partnership; Fliggy Allies with Amadeus

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Alibaba News Roundup: Cainiao and Geely Launch New Energy Vehicle Partnership; Fliggy Allies with Amadeus

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This week, Chinese automaker Geely announced it is working with logistics service Cainiao to expand into new markets.

In other news, Alibaba Group’s wholly-owned travel platform Fliggy extended its partnership with travel tech company Amadeus.

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Cainiao, Geely Partner to Drive Electric Vehicle Growth Overseas

This week, the electric vehicle unit of Geely signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Cainiao to join forces and explore more overseas markets.

Electric vehicles, or new energy vehicles (NEV) as they are called in China, are growing in popularity. They accounted for a record 40% of passenger cars sold in December 2023, according to data from the China Passenger Car Association.

On the commercial scale, manufacturers like Geely are also making electric trucks and buses to keep up with demand.

Leveraging Cainiao’s extensive global logistics network, Geely will be able to bring these vehicles and parts to customers outside China.

This is not Geely’s first tie-up with Alibaba. Last year, the automaker announced a strategic partnership with the platform company to increase digitalization across its supply chain.

Geely also uses e-commerce platform Tmall to find new consumers and service existing ones. For instance, consumers can book test drives and even place orders on the retail site.

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Alibaba’s Fliggy Teams With Amadeus To Expand Hotel Content

Fliggy has deepened its partnership with Amadeus by signing on to aggregator Amadeus Value Hotels.

Fliggy’s corporate travel management division Alitrip, has also signed an agreement to support its customers’ corporate travel in and out of China. Its customers can shop and book hospitality content via the Amadeus Travel Platform.

“Amadeus has a strong global reach and extensive experience in hospitality supply chain management. As we further collaborate with Amadeus, we can enhance our customers’ experience with an extensive array of hotel options worldwide,” said Fliggy’s International Hotels General Manager Xiaochen Zhou.

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