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Commander, Pulsar and Copper are different models of domestic and commercial chargers for electric and hybrid vehicles. Charging times for batteries are reduced by 10 times. The Smart Charging System automatically charges the vehicle during periods when electricity prices are lower. Each device is controlled by a smartphone app.

Through Gringgo’s website or Android app, users can request for trash collection services. The app also provides information on waste recycling and the locations of local trash collection facilities where residents can exchange their recyclable waste for money.

Once a car-sharing platform, Uucars switched to running electric car rentals. Starting with 300 e-cars, 70 parking-charging stations in Beijing, UUcars charges RMB 0.2 per minute, RMB 2 per kilometer for every e-car rented. Use its app to locate nearest station, unlock car, and pay.

Founded in 1976, KKR is an American private equity firm headquartered in New York City, USA. The company currently oversees investment opportunities in various industries in America, Europe and Asia. Its investment portfolio in Asia-Pacific includes Panasonic, COFCO Meat and GenesisCare.

Established in 2000. With RMB 15 billion under management, Fortune Capital focuses on companies in the TMT, consumer goods & services, modern agriculture and cleantech sectors. It has invested in about 300 startups including Qingke, Hammerhead Sharks, StoreMax and NTS Technology.

Part of the Zero2IPO VC/PE group, Zero2IPO Ventures was founded in 2011. It co-invests and/or co-leads investment in high-growth Chinese firms in all stages.

Founded in 2007, the Shenzhen-based CDF Capital runs a RMB 4.2 billion PE fund for investments in new materials, new IT, consumer, cleantech and healthcare tech sectors. It has backed over 120 companies to date.

With about $2 billion under management, this VC fund invests primarily in early- and growth-stage global companies with substantial businesses in China, namely in the semiconductor, Internet, wireless, new media and cleantech sectors. GSR Ventures has backed Didi,, among others, and was involved in the $2.8 billion purchase of an 80% stake in Philips's LED components and automotive business. It has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Silicon Valley.

Formerly Fidelity Growth Partners, the renamed Eight Roads Ventures is the investment arm of Fidelity International Limited. In China for over 20 years, it counts among its successful investments/exits Alibaba, WuXi PharmaTech, AsiaInfo and iSoftStone. It focuses on early- and growth-stage companies across eight broad sectors.

Started in 2008 by Joe Zhou (Zhou Zhixiong), one of the founders of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers' China fund, Keytone Ventures primarily invests in high-growth companies in the cleantech, media, hi-tech and consumer sectors.

The earliest backer of Xiaomi and an early investor in YY, Morningside Venture Capital started in 2008 and is part of HK real estate tycoon Ronnie Chan's Morningside Group. Today, led by Richard Liu, the early-stage investor has over US$1.5 billion under management and counts among its other successful investments Sohu, Ctrip, Xunlei and China Distance Education. It has offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong.

Macquarie Capital is part of the Macquarie Group, comprising its corporate advisory, equity, debt and private capital markets businesses, and undertakes principal investing.

China- and Asia Pacific-focused SAIF Partners is one of China's largest homegrown PE firms, managing about $4 billion in capital. Led by former World Bank economist Andy Yan, it has invested in more than 200 companies. Taking a value-based investment approach, it says: "We generally make individual equity investments of between $10 million and $100 million, in one or more rounds of financing, and generally seek to obtain a significant minority equity ownership position in the range of 15% to 40% of a portfolio company." SAIF also has a strong presence in India.

Founded in 1993 by former journalist Hugo Shong (Xiong Xiaoge), a godfather figure in China's VC community, IDG is one of the leading VC firms in China, having invested in some 450 companies (as of end-2015) with over 100 successful exits. Among the biggest names are Tencent, Baidu, Xiaomi, Vancl, Sohu, Ctrip and Qihoo 360.

Founded by Li Shujun, the former CFO of Shengda, in 2006, Trustbridge Partners is a venture capital and private equity firm focusing on growth-stage and expansion-stage investments in Chinese companies in new energy, environmental protection, new materials, new media, retailing, healthcare, education, e-commerce, etc. The sources of its funds come mainly from university foundations in the US (such as Columbia University, Stanford University, New York University), world-renowned investment firms (Temasek Holdings, Kerry Group, etc.), and private investors.

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