Didi Chuxing to launch in Australia

Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing has announced it will launch in Australia on 25th June.

Following a trial in Geelong, Victoria, the service will now be launched in Melbourne with users already able to download the app and avail of promotional offers as of 15th June.

Didi, which has partnered with companies such as Brazil’s 99 and launched in Mexico as part of an international expansion, is currently China’s most valuable startup with a valuation of $56bn.

See also:

Didi makes CNBC’s top five disruptors as company prepares for IPO

GrabFood launches in Malaysia and Singapore as UberEats shuts down

Didi to test self-driving cars in California

The first service offered in Melbourne will be Didi Express, which will compete with local rival GoCatch as well as global giant Uber, which is available in the area.

In a statement according to TechCrunch, Didi said: “In 2018, Didi will continue to cultivate markets in Latin America, Australia and Japan. We are confident a combination of world-class transportation, AI technology and deep local expertise will bring a better experience to overseas markets.”



Featured Articles

Nine must-attend sustainability events for business leaders

From London to Abu Dhabi, Singapore to San Diego, these sustainability-focused events are designed to help business leaders action their ESG goals

Daniel Weise of BCG on new supply chain and procurement book

Daniel Weise, global leader of Boston Consulting Group’s procurement business line, on the timely publication of his new book, Profit From The Source

Attract and retain talent with flexible working and benefits

From office shut-downs and extra days off, to shorter weeks and work-from-anywhere policies, flexibility is the work perk must-have for summer – and beyond

Nurturing the next generation of women leaders in Africa

Leadership & Strategy

5 Mins With: Cybersecurity expert Ariel Parnes of Mitiga


People Moves: Pine Labs, Deutsche Bank, McKinsey, Fortinet

Leadership & Strategy