Ola continues its Australian expansion with Melbourne launch

Following successful launches in Perth and Sydney earlier this year, Ola, one of the world’s largest ride sharing platforms, is now available in Melbourne.

To celebrate its launch in the Victoria state capital, Ola is offering passengers free rides from today; customers can download the Ola app from the Android or Apple App Store, register for an Ola account and begin booking rides.

With its refreshing approach to ridesharing, Ola continues to receive positive response from driver-partners with over 15,000 registrations across Australia. Ola offers driver-partners a market low 7.5% introductory commission rate and daily payments, helping them earn more money and access it easily.

Chandra Nath, Vice President, Head of International, Ola said, “We’ve been humbled by the response from passengers and drivers alike in Perth and Sydney, and are incredibly excited about launching Ola in Melbourne. We hope commuters and driver-partners continue to share their feedback to help us improve our service, as we continue on our journey to provide Australia with the best ride share experience possible.”

Over the coming months, Ola is working with local stakeholders to continue its rollout in Australia, with future launch cities including Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide, Darwin and Hobart. More details on new cities will be shared in the near future.

Following its first Town Hall event attended by over 100 of its earliest driver-partners in Australia, Ola is also developing a number of new initiatives for its customers and driver-partners. These include updates to the Ola app and building its local support team that will help build a better ride share experience.

Driver-partners can learn more about driving and registering with Ola by visiting drive.olacabs.com


More About Ola:

Founded in 2011 by Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola is one of the world’s largest ride-sharing companies. Ola integrates city transportation for customers and driver-partners onto a mobile technology platform ensuring convenient, transparent, and quick service fulfilment. Ola is focused on leveraging the best of technology and building innovative solutions ground-up, that are relevant at global scale. Notably, in 2016, Ola Play the world’s first connected car platform for ride-sharing was launched, transforming commuting experiences and setting the tone for global innovation in this space. Using the Ola mobile app, users across 110+ cities, can connect with over 1,000,000 driver-partners across cabs, auto-rickshaws, and taxis. Driven by a hyperlocal approach, Ola is committed to its mission of building mobility for a billion people.

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