Ola, one of the world’s largest ridesharing companies, announces its plans to enter Australia

Ola is India’s most popular transportation platform; with a driver and community focused approach, the platform moves over two million people every day

As part of its international expansion, Ola has begun on-boarding private hire vehicles (PHVs) and driver in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth starting today

30th January, 2018: Australia’s ridesharing ecosystem is set for a refreshing change after Ola, one of the world’s largest ridesharing platforms, has today announced its plans to enter Australia, providing both drivers and passengers a better way to move.   

Founded in 2011, Ola enables smart transportation options to over 125 million users in India, through its network of over 1 million drivers that it hosts across a 110+ cities. On an aggregate basis, Ola serves as many as a billion rides annually, through its platform.

Ola’s rapid growth and expansion has been made possible by taking a driver focused approach to ridesharing – investing in its drivers to arm them with the necessary tools, skills and incentives to offer best-in-class transport experiences. Ola is also recognised for its collaboration with governments and communities to solve local transport issues in innovative and meaningful ways.

Ola will build on these values as it launches in Australia in early 2018. Starting today Ola is inviting private hire vehicle owners in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to learn more about driving and registering with Ola by visiting drive.olacabs.com

“We are very excited about launching Ola in Australia and see immense potential for the ridesharing ecosystem which embraces new technology and innovation.” said Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-Founder & CEO, Ola. He further added, “With a strong focus on drivers and the community at large, we aim to create a high-quality and affordable travel experience for citizens and look forward to contributing to a healthy mobility ecosystem in Australia.”   

More details will be shared regarding commencement of commercial operations which is subject to necessary regulatory approvals.



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