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Oct 12, 2018 07:47 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

Online Car Trader Plans to Sell Used Vehicles at 20,000 Gas Stations

Staff members fuel vehicles at a PetroChina station in Nantong, Jiangsu province on March 28. Photo: VCG
Staff members fuel vehicles at a PetroChina station in Nantong, Jiangsu province on March 28. Photo: VCG

A visitor to a PetroChina gas station in southern China might be able to grab a magazine, eat a quick snack or visit the restroom before hitting the road. If online car-trading platform Hangzhou Dasouche Auto Service Co. Ltd. has its way, the visitor may have walked to the station, but will have driven off in a newly purchased set of wheels.

This is because the company, better known as Souche.com, meaning “searching for cars” in Mandarin, announced on Thursday an agreement (link in Chinese) with state-owned PetroChina Kunlun Hospitality Co. Ltd. to open used-car outlets at more than 20,000 of the latter’ s stores.

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