The approval is likely to come in the second half of the year.
This year, Chinese EV makers have raised just $783.1 million as of mid-June.
The final amount available for investment could exceed $4.3 billion with additional capital from Warburg Pincus itself.
The appointment is effective from June 1, KKR said in a statement.
The German wholesaler opened its first China store in Shanghai in 1996.
Carrefour's China business is valued at around $1 billion. The retailer is working with BNP Paribas on the deal.
Hitachi plans to sell its majority stake in Hitachi Chemical and the process could start as early as this month.
The layoffs would come after a government campaign against debt financing left start-ups vying for shrinking pools of fresh capital.
CHJ sees itself valued at at least $2.5 billion ahead of the new funding round and has hired Goldman Sachs to advise on the fundraising.
The deal would mark KKR's first infrastructure investment in Asia since it set up a team late last year that focuses on the sector in the region.
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