Jiyue will gradually connect to Power's 3,740 charging stations and 21,739 charging piles in 312 cities in China.

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Jiyue, the electric vehicle (EV) maker created by Baidu in partnership with Geely Holding Group, has begun connecting to Nio's (NYSE: NIO) charging stations to enhance the experience for its car owners with one of China's largest charging networks.

Jiyue and Nio have officially entered into a charging network interconnection partnership, the Baidu-backed EV maker announced today.

Jiyue will gradually access Nio Power's 3,740 charging stations and 21,739 charging piles in 312 cities across China, it said.

Jiyue's cumulative total number of DC charging piles to be connected will exceed 350,000, it said.

Notably, Nio's charging network has been open to other brands of EVs. The direct collaboration between other car companies and Nio will help provide a better charging experience for non-Nio EVs.

Starting April 3 at 11 am Beijing Time, Jiyue owners will be able to complete the entire process of charging at Nio's charging piles through the Jiyue App, according to the EV maker.

Separately, Nio said in a statement that its charging piles are open to all EV users, with 80 percent of its power serving users of other brands.

Jiyue is the latest after Geely to announce a partnership with Nio on charging network partnership.

Nio Power and Geely Automobile Holdings have entered into a partnership on charging network interconnection, Nio announced on March 27.

Vehicles from Geely brands including the Geely Galaxy and Geometry series, as well as other brands under the Geely Holding umbrella including Lynk & Co, , Polestar, and Smart, will be able to use Nio's charging piles in their apps' charging maps in the future.

Owners of vehicles from these brands will be able to view the location, price, real-time status, station guidelines and other information about Nio's charging piles in real time in their apps, and can complete charging, order payment and other operations.

Geely-built charging piles will also be connected to Nio's system next, according to the latter's statement last month.

As of April 3, Nio had 2,192 supercharging stations in China offering 10,014 superchargers and 1,555 destination charging stations offering 11,786 chargers, according to data monitored by CnEVPost.

The latest number of Nio's iconic battery swap stations is 2,397.

Data tracker: Nio's charging and battery swap stations