Along with 31 of auto industry partners, Didi Chuxing launched the Didi Auto Alliance. The purpose of the alliance is to bring together resources and share strengths of the new mobility industry with their counter parts in the automotive industry with the goal to develop a vehicle operator platform which revolutionize the ever evolving transportation industry. The 31 partners include BAIC, Bosch, BYD, CATL, Changan Automobile, Chery, CUSC, CHJ Automotive, Continental, DFAC, Dongfeng Yueda Kia, FAW, GAC, Geely, Hanteng, Hawtai, JAC, Leapmotor, NavInfo, NEVS, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, SAIC Motor Passenger Vehicle, SKIO, Sound Group, Tellus Power Group, TELD, Toyota, Volkswagen Group China, WM Motor, Eastone Auto, and Zotye. The coverage of the partnerships spans throughout the areas of OEM, parts components, manufacturing, electric vehicle services and digital map services.
The alliance believes the project is essential in embracing the future of a user/owner-centered auto ecosystem which is driven by a industry dictated by new energy vehicles, intelligent driving technologies and shared mobility modes. Cheng Wei, founder and CEO of Didi Chuxing released a statement stating, "The Didi Auto Alliance will become a provider of integrated transportation services combining auto leasing and sales, auto finance, auto service, fleet operation and car-sharing solutions in China and beyond." "China could play a pivotal role in transforming the existing automotive and transportation structure that has been in place for over a hundred years," he continues.
Didi Chuxing started as a ride-sharing service and has evolved into an auto service platform that integrates leasing, sales, auto finance, refueling and maintenance services. Operating in China, the company has been able to flourish by connecting the world's largest passenger market with a driver service and has been ideal for developing integrated automobile operation programs for commercialization. The creation of this Alliance could service 2 billion global users.