- Didi Chuxing operates in Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Panama and Costa Rica;
- It also owns a controlling stake in 99 in Brazil.
China’s Didi Chuxing and electric vehicle maker BYD on Monday launched their purpose-built D1 van model for ride-hailing services, the ride-hailing giant’s CEO Will Cheng said on Monday.
Uber‘s rival, the Chinese company recently launched operations in Argentina and currently operates in other four Latin American countries (Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Panama, and Costa Rica), besides having a controlling stake in 99 in Brazil.
SoftBank-backed Didi and Shenzhen-based BYD, which is backed by U.S. investor Warren Buffett, started to jointly design and develop the model from early 2018, which will have larger leg-room for back seat passengers.