Chinese “Uber” competitor Didi Chuxing designed an electric car for its drivers
Didi Chuxing, the largest Chinese car sharing and taxi service company, and BYD, the leading electric car manufacturer in China, have designed and created and electric car model D1, which has been produced specifically for ride-hailing.
The D1 model has the company’s signature green color and is equipped with sliding doors. Its interior comprises three sensor screens, two of these will be placed in front of passengers to monitor their route.
The electric car comes with a Level 2 driver assistance system, including lane departure warning system, automatic emergency braking, steering wheel hand detection system, as well as pedestrian collision warning.
To create the ride-hailing car Didi Chuxing and BYD used data collected from 500 million registered passengers, as well as 31 million Didi app drivers.
According to automotive journalist Greg Kable, D1 will be powered by a 136 bhp (100 kW) electric motor, as well as lithium-ion battery manufactured by BYD Fudi in Chongqing.