● DiDi offers competitive rideshare fares and industry-leading driver service fee
● DiDiDAYs to provide Brisbane with free rides on Saturdays up to $20 each trip
● Drivers will keep 100 percent of their fare for six weeks
● Brisbane to become DiDi’s fourth Australian city after Melbourne, Geelong and Newcastle
[Brisbane, July 01, 2019] DiDi, a world-leading mobile transportation platform, is launching its rideshare service, DiDi Express, in Brisbane on Monday July 22, 2019.
Entry into Australia’s third most populous city represents a significant milestone of DiDi’s expansion in the country. DiDi’s rideshare service will cover the entire Brisbane urban area with a population of over 2 million and extends north to Bracalba (north-west of Caboolture), west to Ipswich and Amberley and south to Beenleigh.
DiDi is currently successfully operating in Melbourne, Geelong and Newcastle, providing affordable, reliable and safe on-demand mobility options. DiDi offers competitive rideshare pricing, which on average makes riding with DiDi up to 10 percent more affordable than other comparable rideshare offerings in those market.
DiDi will provide riders in Brisbane with a range of exciting and generous offers, which will allow locals and tourists to explore the Queensland capital. Riders who sign up before July 22 will receive up to 50 percent off 10 rides (up to the value of $10 per ride*) during the first four weeks after launch. Riders who sign up after the official launch will receive up to 50 percent off five rides (up to the value of $10 per ride*) during the first four weeks after launch. All riders will receive 10 percent off every ride* as a long-term commitment to Brisbane.
DiDi is also introducing DiDiDAYs to Brisbane, providing every user one free ride (to the value of $20) on the following three Saturdays post-launch:
DiDiDAY 1 – Saturday July 27
DiDiDAY 2 – Saturday August 3
DiDiDAY 3 – Saturday August 10
Each #DiDiDAY will provide riders across Brisbane with a convenient and affordable transportation option around the city, with DiDiDAYs coinciding with some of Brisbane’s premier events.
Furthermore, Brisbane will be able to vote for additional DiDiDAYs via the DiDi-Rider app.
DiDi is committed to maximising its driver-partners’ income with flexible work opportunities. In Brisbane, drivers will also benefit from the platform’s industry leading 5.5 percent service fee, meaning each driver keeps 94.5 percent of the trip fare. Drivers who sign up and are approved with DiDi before July 22 will receive a zero percent service fee for six weeks, allowing them to keep the entire fare. In addition, as Brisbane is one of the most popular destinations in Australia for Chinese visitors, DiDi’s roaming function will bring more income opportunities to its drivers in the city.
DiDi has opened a driver hub in Greenslopes to onboard and prepare drivers for the Brisbane launch. Interested drivers are encouraged to