CHENGDU, China, Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Senmiao Technology Limited ("Senmiao") (Nasdaq: AIHS), a provider of automobile transaction and related services targeting the online ride-hailing industry in China, today announced that it has recently launched Xixingtianxia, its own proprietary online ride-sharing platform, to drivers and riders in Chengdu, China, one of its core cities with a population of approximately 16 million.
Through its automobile transaction and related services business, Senmiao has created partnerships with leading ride-hailing services in China. As part of its goal to provide an all-encompassing solution for ride-sharing drivers, Senmiao is now operating its own online ride-sharing platform as a means of connecting drivers and riders in Chengdu. Senmiao believes that the availability of more online platforms to drivers and riders can help grow its financing and car leasing businesses.
Senmiao began to roll-out Xixingtianxia in specific markets within Chengdu in late October 2020, specifically to current driver customers. Senmiao expects to generate revenue from Xixingtianxia by earning fees and commission on a per ride basis, and has created what it hopes will be a stable growth plan for Xixingtianxia focused on ensuring that its technology performs as expected. In the past several weeks, Senmiao has expanded marketing of Xixingtianxia to a larger pool of potential drivers and riders in Chengdu.
While Senmiao intends to focus Xixingtianxia on drivers that currently finance or lease vehicles through Senmiao, Xixingtianxia is also available to others. Senmiao intends to launch the platform in Changsha, China in the coming weeks.
Xi Wen, Senmiao's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated, "Senmiao's goal has been to provide ride-sharing drivers with a complete solution, which is now expanding from financing and leasing options to a proprietary ride-hailing service platform. We have partnered with, and will continue to partner with, companies that can help us build a robust platform for our target drivers and their customers. Our value proposition is centered on offering safe, energy-efficient and cost-efficient vehicles for drivers to begin or continue a career in the online ride-hailing industry, along with services that ensure the safety of both the drivers and general public. As demand for public transportation continues to rebound following the initial onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in China, we feel that we are well-positioned to take advantage of the booming online ride-hailing market in our areas of operation."
About Senmiao Technology Limited
Headquartered in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, Senmiao provides automobile transaction and related services including sales of automobiles, facilitation and services for automobile purchase and financing, management, operating lease, guarantee and other automobile transaction services as well as its own ride-hailing platform aimed principally at the growing ride-sharing market in Senmiao's areas of operation in China. For more information about Senmiao, please visit: http://www.senmiaotech.com.
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