Ola today announced its first UK services across South Wales, making it the first ride-hailing app in the country’s region to give customers the option of booking Private Hire Vehicles (PHVs) and Taxis on one user-friendly platform. The company also plans on bringing more transportation options in the future to provide more choices to its passengers.
To celebrate the launch, the company is also offering a limited number of discounts to entice more users. In order to start using the service, customers can simply download the app from Google Play store or Apple App store, and register for an account.
On the other hand, Ola is also inviting more drivers to come and reap benefits of its market-leading introductory commission rates. The company is offering 10 percent to private hire vehicle drivers, and five percent for taxis. It also promises drivers to get payments daily to help earn more money, and access it easily. This, according to the company, will also help deliver good quality rides, which is one of its key goals.
“This is an exciting moment for everyone at Ola and we are very pleased that South Wales is where we will be starting our UK journey. Over recent weeks, Ola has received positive feedback from drivers in South Wales and looks forward to providing passengers with a dynamic, new responsible service. We are determined to do a great job for the community and work closely with local authorities to help with their mobility goals,” Ben Legg, Managing Director of Ola UK, said.
Ola further has plans to expand its services nationwide in UK by the end of 2018, and is currently working with local authorities across the country. It has already obtained the license to operate in Greater Manchester.
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Prior to this, Ola launched its services in Australia in February 2018, where it now operates in seven major cities. The company has successfully managed to register over 40,000 drivers across the country, and has completed millions of rides from the time of its launch. Globally speaking, Ola currently conducts 1 billion rides each year, with more than 1 million drivers, and 125 million customers in over 110 cities.