17 August 2020

DiDi rideshare drives into Canberra

| Dominic Giannini
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The DiDi rideshare app is bringing more competition to the rideshare market. Photo: Region Media.

Eight years after launching in China and two years after launching in Australia, the rideshare platform DiDi has arrived in Canberra.

Canberrans have been able to sign up to the service since Monday (10 August), and spokesman Dan Jordan says the ride can be up to 10 per cent cheaper than other rideshare apps.

“DiDi Australia currently has approximately 75,000 active drivers and over 1.5 million active riders on its platform, positioning it as the second most popular rideshare provider in Australia,” he said.

DiDi is the fourth rideshare app to come to the capital city, behind Uber, Ola and Shebah.

The Chinese-owned company has recently expanded to include 20 more Australian cities, adding to its 550 million riders and 21 million drivers worldwide.

The ACT became the first jurisdiction to regulate ridesharing in 2015, requiring criminal history and background checks for drivers as well as safety inspections and five-year health assessments.

To drive or ride with Didi, visit DiDi Global.

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