Following successful launches in Hangzhou nine months ago and Guangzhou last month, the China-based premium ride-hailing provider StarRides—a joint venture of Daimler Mobility AG and Geely Technology Group—officially launched its service in the third metropolis, the city of Chengdu.
Since its start in December 2019, StarRides has achieved growth in both registered users as well as daily active users with numbers increasing by an average of 80% on a monthly basis. The vast majority of users are business travelers heading to and from the airport or railway stations.
For the launch in Chengdu 100 vehicles will be offered; it is intented to increase this number to 200 by the end of this year.
As the first strategic partnership between Geely and Daimler, StarRides epitomizes the win-win opportunities and quality services that can arise when we work together. The level of services provided by StarRides has set an example for all in our industry and reflects Geely’s continued transformation as a global mobility technology group.—Geely Technology Group President, Liu Jinliang
StarRides passengers can make an appointment in advance for a wide range of customizable chauffeur services and can set appointments with specific chauffeurs. Each chauffeur undergoes a strict selection processes including health checkup, background check, defensive driving training, premium service training, and other trainings by top driving instructors.
StarRides chauffeurs are also bilingual in Chinese and English to meet the needs of international customers. Users can book rides with StarRides via an App, WeChat mini-program or through its official website.