COLDSKY – China’s ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing has established a new business unit called Heima (Dark Horse) in eastern Hangzhou city to explore the sharable electric car and electric bike market, according to The Beijing News.
The report said Didi Chuxing began beta testing in Hangzhou, the most populous city of Zhejiang Province and also a top tourist destination.
As a major Chinese ride-sharing company, Didi Chuxing’s services include DiDi Express, DiDi Premier, DiDi Hitch, DiDi Bus and DiDi Car Rental.
Now the company that aims to be a global leader in smart transportation and automotive technology by 2022 is dramatically increasing its presence in the already heated bike-sharing market.
It has just reached a cooperation agreement with struggling bike-sharing firm Bluegogo, which is at crisis point and unable to refund a 99-yuan deposit to users. Didi Chuxing is also behind bike-sharing start-up Ofo, a key rival of Tencent-backed Mobike.
Didi Chuxing says it will integrate Ofo, Buegogo, and other potential bike-sharing partners, as well as DiDi’s upcoming own-branded bike-sharing service.