Didi Rides Back At Pre-Pandemic Levels: CEO
Didi chief executive Cheng Wei. Photo credit: World Economic Forum / Benedikt von Loebell, under Creative Commons license In a…
|Didi chief executive Cheng Wei.
Photo credit: World Economic Forum / Benedikt von Loebell, under Creative Commons license
In a statement on Saturday, Cheng Wei, the chief executive of Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing, said the company’s ride rate has recovered to pre-pandemic levels, notably after most of China has re-opened for business after previous widespread closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Didi, peak daily ride-hailing orders surpassed 30 million. Daily bike orders are also reported to have reached 10 million.
Didi was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, which led to widespread business closures in China. The country, however, has begun to re-open after taking measures to curtail the virus. Didi itself has also taken cautionary measures such as organizing dedicated fleets for healthcare workers, carrying out disinfection programs, and installing plastic protective sheets in vehicles. Didi’s engineering team also launched an in-app information hub to provide COVID-19-related resources for drivers and riders.
Didi currently has operations in nine countries. The company has more than 10,000 employees, 2,000 of whom are based outside China.