DiDi Initiates Pay Transparency For Drivers Post Clampdown: Reuters

  • China's Uber Technologies UBER equivalent DiDi Global Inc DIDI added a new function to its drivers' app to understand how much they earn and how much passengers pay for each ride, Reuters reports
  • It was available in seven of China's cities, including Shenyang and Changchun, for now. Didi will continue to adjust its pricing strategy after receiving drivers' responses.
  • In May, China's state news agency Xinhua slammed Didi for collecting over 30% of what customers pay for a ride.
  • Didi defended that drivers on average received 79.1% of passenger fees for rides last year and that 3.1% of fees went towards its profit.
  • Multiple Chinese regulators are probing the ride-hailing company for customer data handling. DiDi had to lower its IPO valuation amid the crackdown.
  • The ride-hailing business is already battling the challenges of high fares despite the drivers' return to work.
  • Price Action: DIDI shares traded lower by 2.70% at $8.10 in the market session on the last check Monday.
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