Chinese ride-sharing platform Didi Chuxing has announced its entry into New Zealand, first offering services in the country's largest commercial, industrial and port city, Auckland.
So far, 80 percent of active local online car-sharing drivers have registered with Didi's platform, the company said.
New Zealand is Didi's 11th overseas market. In 2018 Didi opened its ANZ headquarters in Melbourne, run by local talent, with Didi's teams in Beijing and Silicon Valley providing industry and research collaboration.
Currently, Didi covers 28 major cities in Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane, with more than 1.5 million active passengers and nearly 80,000 active drivers, making it the second largest travel platform in Australia and New Zealand.
In 2020, Didi's overseas footprint continues to expand, with Didi launching operations in Russia in August and rapidly expanding to 16 cities, while in October Didi opened in Peru and began recruiting drivers in Argentina and the Dominican Republic.
At present, Didi's overseas business involves travel, delivery, delivery, payment and other fields. In addition, based on China's experience, the company is also piloting new energy network contracting fleets and urban intelligent transportation projects in Mexico and Brazil.