Didi to give drivers more details of how much they pay for rides


Beijing, Aug 16 - The China's Didi Global Inc said on Monday it will provide its drivers in several Chinese cities with more details about the fees they receive, the first big move by the ride-hailing giant after state media accused it of paying drivers unfairly.

Didi said drivers in seven Chinese cities including Shenyang and Changchun will be the first to know details of how much they get and how much passengers pay for each ride, through a new function it added to its app for drivers on Monday, it explained in a Weibo post.

The company, which is backed by SoftBank, Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings, will continue to adjust its pricing strategy after receiving drivers' responses, it said.

There are still many challenges with this transparent income statement that was delivered late, we will continue to improve it and work hard to make it more transparent to other cities, it says.

Xinhua reported that Didi received more than 30% of what customers pay for ride in May, and criticised the policy it described as unfair.

After the Xinhua report, Didi said in a post that drivers on average received 79.1% of passenger fees for rides last year and that 3.1% of fees went towards its profit.

Didi is under investigation by several Chinese regulators over issues such as handling of customer data.