Following a successful launch in Perth, Ola, one of the world’s largest ridesharing platforms, is now officially operating in Sydney and has hired a local team to build partnerships and support driver-partners.
Sydneysiders can experience the new service at an introductory offer for 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. Rides can also be booked to and from Sydney Airport, for drop off and pick up in the designated ridesharing area.
Taking a refreshing approach to ridesharing, Ola’s focus is on investing in driver-partners and supporting them with new technology, training, and ways to increase earnings. Since launch in Perth, the service has received a strong response from driver-partners with over 7,000 registrations. By enabling driver-partners to provide the best experience possible, we know customers in turn will have a high-quality ride at an affordable price.
Chandra Nath, Vice President, Head of International, Ola said, “We are excited to officially start operating on the east coast with the launch in Sydney. We’ve been very pleased with how the service has been received by customers, driver-partners and the community in Perth, and can’t wait to continue building on these experiences and learnings for our second city launch.”
In the coming weeks, Ola will continue to roll out a number of new initiatives for both customers and driver-partners. For customers this includes: new promotions, clear ways to share feedback, and a higher-quality ride as we support and enable our driver-partners to provide this.
For driver-partners this includes: new earnings programs, community town-halls, fuel offers and other vehicle services – alongside 24/7 partner support.
Driver-partners in Australia 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.