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Next stop… Perth (November 4)


DiDi introduces competitive rideshare fares and industry-leading driver service fees to Perth

Drivers activated before launch to keep 100% of their fare for four weeks

Riders who sign up before launch to receive 50% off all rides for four weeks

Perth to become DiDi’s seventh Australian rideshare market

[Perth, October 14, 2019] DiDi, a world-leading mobile transportation platform, will launch its safe, reliable and value-for-money rideshare service in Perth, Western Australia, on Monday November 4, 2019.

DiDi is currently successfully providing its on-demand mobility service to Victoria’s Melbourne and Geelong, Queensland’s Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, and New South Wales’ Newcastle, with the move into Australia’s fourth most populous city a significant milestone in DiDi’s Australian expansion.

DiDi offers competitive rideshare pricing, which on average makes riding with DiDi up to 10% more affordable than any other comparable rideshare offerings on the market.

Locals and tourists in Perth will receive a range of exciting and competitive offers. Riders who sign up before November 4 will receive 50% off all rides for the first 4 weeks, up to the value of $15 per ride. Riders who sign up during the first two weeks of launch will receive 50% off their first 10 rides up to the value of $15 each, while those who sign up during the following two weeks will receive 50% off their first 5 rides up to the value of $15 each.

DiDi is committed to maximising its drivers’ income with flexible work opportunities. Drivers who sign up and are approved with DiDi before November 4 will receive a zero percent service fee for four weeks, which means they take home their entire fare throughout this period. Driver who sign up and are approved on or after November 4 will benefit from the platform’s industry-leading 11 percent service fee during this period. Drivers are also set to benefit from DiDi’s Driver Referral Program, where drivers are rewarded with $5000 if they successfully refer 300 riders (T&Cs apply).

DiDi has opened a DiDi Driver Hub in Osbourne Park to onboard and prepare drivers for the upcoming launch. Interested drivers are encouraged to download the DiDi Driver app today or visit the DiDi Driver Hub for more information.

DiDi’s rideshare service will cover the entire Perth urban area with a population of approximately 2 million and will extend north to Two Rocks, east to Mundaring and south to Mandurah and Coolup.

DiDi Australia General Manager Mr. Lyn Ma said: “We’re thrilled to be launching in Perth, a stunning and fast-growing city where people love to get out and try new things. The city’s receptiveness towards ridesharing and new technology makes it the ideal location for our continued expansion in Australia. With the combination of leading AI technologies and local operational expertise, DiDi looks forward to making our tailored rideshare service available for more people and becoming the preferred ridesharing service platform in the region.”


About DiDi Australia

DiDi Mobility (Australia) Pty Ltd. (“DiDi Australia”) launched its ride-hailing platform in 2018 with a commitment to building partnerships with drivers, passengers, policymakers and business partners to provide fully localised mobility services in Australia. Headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, DiDi Australia first launched its rideshare service, Express, in Geelong, Victoria in May 2018 and has since expanded to Melbourne (June 2018), Newcastle (March 2019), Brisbane (July 2019) and Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast (September 2019). DiDi Australia conducts vigorous driver vetting processes and offers its users comprehensive safety features with 24/7 customer service phone support.

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About Didi Chuxing

Didi Chuxing (“DiDi”) is the world’s leading mobile transportation platform. The company offers a full range of app-based transportation services for 550 million users across Asia, Latin America and Australia, including Taxi, Express, Premier, Luxe, Bus, Designated Driving, Enterprise Solutions, Bike Sharing, E-bike Sharing, Automobile Solutions and food delivery. Tens of millions of drivers who find flexible work opportunities on the DiDi platform provide 10 billion passenger trips a year.

DiDi is committed to collaborating with policymakers, the taxi industry, the automobile industry and communities to solve the world’s transportation, environmental and employment challenges with localized smart transportation innovations by leveraging its AI capabilities. By continuously improving user experience and creating social value, DiDi strives to build a safe, inclusive and sustainable mobile transportation ecosystem for cities of future.

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