Didi Chuxing announced today that it will soon launch a comprehensive bike-sharing platform within its APP, which will integrate ofo, bluegogo, and other potential bike-sharing partners, as well as DiDi’s upcoming own-branded bike-sharing service. DiDi will also introduce deposit-free arrangements to support a better user experience.
Didi released its 2017 data on the afternoon of January 8. In 2017, Didi provided more than 7.43 billion trips to 450 million users in more than 400 Chinese cities, excluding trips for bikes and driver services. That is roughly equal to everyone in China using Didi five times in the past year.
Two Chinese online life service giants have stepped into the car-hailing business. Ctrip, a leading provider of travel services, launched car rental business together with Didi, Shouqi Group and AA Car Rent. At the same time, Meituan.com, a Chinese group buying website, launched a taxi service in seven cities.
Didi’s two rounds of financing in 2017 totaled between US $9.5 billion and $10.5 billion. According to a Renaissance Capital report, there were 37 science and technology IPOs in the US that attracted $9.9 billion in financing in 2017. That would mean Didi’s total capital raised this year is more than the total technology IPOs…