A young part-time chauffeur on the road

(chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2015-05-27 11:14:29

Kaka not only sells gadgets, but moonlights as a chauffeur on a car-hailing app in Nanchang, May 21, 2015. [Photo/CFP]

Don't be surprised if a Mercedes Benz, BMW or other high-end car picks you up in Nanchang, Jiangxi, sometime. With car-hailing apps, which offer pickup services with licensed cars and chauffeur services booming, many car owners are willing to drive you around in their luxury cars to earn some extra money, said Kaka, a young man who has a cell phone gadgets store and is also a part-time chauffeur in the city.

Kaka checks his phone while he is not busy in a coffee shop in Nanchang, May 21, 2015. [Photo/CFP]

Calling a car with chauffeur service is great because you do not have to join a long queue to catch a taxi, Kaka said. He has been using the car-hailing app since he traveled in Shanghai two months ago.

Information about customers calling for the service pops up on Kaka's smart phone, May 21, 2015. [Photo/CFP]

The job is not easy, Kaka said. It is necessary to have a good car, to provide good service to clients by being polite and arriving on time, patiently waiting, opening the door for the clients, and keeping the car empty.

Kaka asks his customer about the destination, May 21, 2015. [Photo/CFP]

Currently, it costs 9 yuan to flag down a chauffeur-driven car, which is almost the same as a taxi in Nanchang, he added. Kaka can earn more than 5,000 yuan per month from the part-time job, and some clients have become his friends through chatting in the car while driving.

Kaka drives on a bustling road in Nanchang, May 21, 2015. He said, many taxi drivers are optimistic about the industry, and have started to work for the chauffeur service. [Photo/CFP]

Kaka poses with his car in Nanchang, May 21, 2015. [Photo/CFP]

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