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Indian Ride-Share Company Ola Is Preparing to Launch in New Zealand

The fast-growing company already hosts over a billion rides each year and it's got its sights set next on Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
By Libby Curran
September 18, 2018
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Indian Ride-Share Company Ola Is Preparing to Launch in New Zealand

The fast-growing company already hosts over a billion rides each year and it's got its sights set next on Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
By Libby Curran
September 18, 2018
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Another international ride-share company is preparing to hit the streets of New Zealand. This time, it's an Indian-born platform called Ola, which we're told operates in over 110 cities, hosting a whopping one billion annual rides worldwide. That's over two million trips each day, and growing fast.

After launching across the ditch earlier in the year, Ola today announced plans to roll out across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and has already put the call out for potential local drivers to register.

The company counts its driver-partner focused approach as its main point of difference, hoping to tempt New Zealand drivers with incentives and upskilling opportunities. Ola co-founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal explains, that the company sees "a real opportunity in New Zealand to provide a fair alternative for both customers and drivers."

Expect to see Ola cars cruising around town and competing with Uber and New Zealand-owned Zoomy within a matter of weeks.

Published on September 18, 2018 by Libby Curran

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