Lyft hopes to gain market through alliance with Didi
Lyft Inc, the online ride-hailing and sharing service provider, is looking to leverage its alliance with China’s largest player in the fast-expanding sector, in an effort to become a dominant force in the United States within two years.
John Zimmer, president and co-founder of the San Francisco-based company, said in Beijing on Wednesday that Lyft is aggressively gaining market share from Uber Technologies Inc, theUS’ biggest ride-hailing operator.
“We aim to gain a majority share of the US market in the near term,” he said in an interview held at the office building of China’s Didi Kuaidi, which invested $100 million in Lyft in September.
According to Lyft’s latest statistics, it now completes 7 million rides per month in more than 190 cities in the US. Zimmer said he expects the company’s collaboration with Didi Kuaidi to give a strong boost to domesticUS push.