DiDi launches shared rideshare in Brisbane

Posted: 13 January 2020 1:58 pm

Two friends ride in a crowdsourced taxi, having requested a pick up and drop off on a smartphone. Shot in Los Angeles, California.

Getting home just got a whole lot cheaper.

It's great news for the people of Brisbane with DiDi's latest announcement. You can now carpool your way to work, weekend drinks or your way home after a night out. This isn't just a first for DiDi but for Brisbane city as well.

This money-saving option comes after DiDi launched its Express rideshare service in Brisbane in August 2019. It has been estimated that there are possible savings of up to 40% off its low fares.

So how will this work in the app? When you open DiDi you'll now see an option to "Share", which will allow you to pick how many seats you need. You'll be able to choose up to two seats on the carpool option and each ride will only hold up to three passengers at any given time.

As this is a first for the rideshare company and the city, the carpool service will only be available from 6am to 10pm.

The service has already kicked off and is currently available in selected areas in the city of Brisbane. However, DiDi does plan to roll out the service to broader areas early this year.

Dan Jordan, the DiDi Australia spokesperson, said: "We've found with each new city launch, locals are really receptive not only to our great service, and average 10% lower fares but also to our industry-leading service fee for drivers – making DiDi a win-win for all. Ultimately, DiDi Share gets more people to where they want to go, in fewer vehicles to create higher operational efficiency per unit time for drivers, while being more cost-effective for riders."

DiDi rideshare already offers savings on getting you where you needed to go, so there's no doubt this new addition to the app in Brisbane will save you even more.

To score yourself an exclusive $20 credit and the latest deals from the rideshare service head over to our DiDi promo code page.

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