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Car-hailing apps

Time:2020-06-23


Car-hailing service is becoming more and morepopular nowadays in Hangzhou or even in China. Comparing with the local taxi, this service is much more convenient. Thus, there are more and more apps for Car-hailing service, let’s see the comparison of those apps.



Didi taxi/滴滴出行


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The most common and popular app for Car-hailing service in China, including nearly all kinds of services needed



Advantage



1. Easy access

2. English interface

3. Good price

4. Rapid response

5. Wide regional coverage

6. Many kinds of cars and services



Disdvantage



1. English positioning is not always accurate

2. Drivers can not speak English

3. Some cars are not clean






StarRides/耀出行


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A Joint Venture dedicated

to offering premium chauffeur service only using Mercedes-Benz vehicles


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(QR Code for forwarding to StarRides English ordering page)


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50% off with the code "Star" in 2020!


Advantage


1. Highest quality service according to 

Western standards

2. Strictly selected and continuously 

trained chauffeurs

3. English speaking chauffeurs available

4. Vehicles are all brand new Mercedes-Benz 

C-Class, E-Class, V-Class and S-Class

5. Easy English booking through website www.starrides.com - accepts international credit cards

6. Attractive price for cross-city trips and half-day / full-day bookings



Disdvantage


1. Reservation needed




Dida/嘀嗒出行


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Mainly for taxi & long-distance hitchhiking



Advantage



1. Good price for long-distance hitchhiking



Disdvantage



1. Long waiting period so needs reservation

2. Hitchhiking may have several passengers in one trip

3. Picking other passenger will take some time

4. Only in Chinese




CAOCAO/曹操出行


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Founded by Geely, advocating new-energycars and

mainly providing private car service



Advantage



1. Good price

2. Environmental protection.

3. Strictly selected and continuously 

trained chauffeurs



Disdvantage



1. No English service

2. Need to top up some balance then we can 

pay with discounts




Xiangdao/享道出行


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Founded by SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAICMotor),

this app aims to provide a “people oriented” service




Advantage



1. Continuously trained chauffeurs

2. High-endand clean cars

3. Good price



Disdvantage



1. No English service

2. Long waiting period after ordering




T3出行


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Supported by ChinaFAW Group Corporation & Dongfeng Motor Corporation&

CHONGQING CHANGAN AUTOMOBILE Co., Ltd.

This app aims to build a Car-hailing service Platform

with new energy cars



Advantage



1. Good price

2. Environmental protection



Disdvantage



1. No English service

2. Long waiting period after ordering




Amap/高德地图


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This is a map app but you can also call taxi by this.

The service is more like a platform where you can link to many taxi apps



Advantage



1. Easy access when you are checking maps

2. Many cars from different apps to pick



Disdvantage



1. No English service

2. The final price will be not always accurate




Meituan/美团打车


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Meituan is another platform like the Amap, you can find many taxi from other apps




Advantage



1. Easy access

2. Many cars from different apps to pick



Disdvantage



1. No English service

2. The final price will be not always accurate



In general, Didi is still the best one considering all these factors. But as more and more automobile industries are building theirown car-hailing platforms, we will have more options.


Btw, the price of those new will be cheaper at the beginning because they will give the users many discount. Don't miss that!





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