About Ola

Ola is one of the world’s largest ridesharing companies, operating in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and India. Ola is available to riders in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. In Australia, Ola operates in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth.

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Founded by Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati in India in 2011, key to Ola’s rapid growth and global expansion has been a unique focus on drivers. Ola provides a new option to increase earnings by offering drivers lower commission rates, taking just 18% in New Zealand, which allows drivers to make more per ride. Ola is also recognised for its collaboration with governments and communities across India, to solve local transport issues in innovative and meaningful ways.

Globally, Ola helps move 150 million users via its network of over 1 million drivers hosted across 125+ cities. On an aggregate basis, Ola serves as many as a billion rides annually through its technology platforms, available through the Ola rider and driver apps.


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