Over 10,000 private hire drivers register on Ola ahead of London launch

Updated: Dec 19, 2019

Ride-hailing firm Ola, one of the world’s biggest ride-hailing platforms, today announced that in just three weeks, over 10,000 PHV drivers in London have registered to drive on the platform.

Over the past three weeks, more than 10,000 London drivers have signed up both online and offline to drive with Ola, completing the required checks to drive on the platform.

According to Ola, driver documents have been verified and mandatory training modules, created by Ola, will help ensure that drivers are ready to use the platform when it launches in the coming weeks.

Ola say that they place drivers at the heart of its operating philosophy, charging favourable commissions to allow drivers to keep more of their earnings.

Simon Smith, Head of International, Ola said: “We are very pleased with the overwhelming response from drivers across London. Every interaction with drivers in the city has presented us with an opportunity to create a platform that best serves their needs, as well as those of consumers. We are also very excited that a large number of these registrations have occurred through referrals and word of mouth amongst drivers, reiterating their trust in the Ola platform and the attractiveness of our offer. We look forward to working closely with drivers in building a high quality and reliable mobility service for Londoners.”  

Ola has expanded rapidly across the UK since its launch last year, operating across 27 local authorities. Cities including Birmingham, Coventry and Warwick have seen more than double-digit growth in rides in the last quarter.

To date, Ola has provided around 3 million rides with over 11,000 drivers operating on the platform outside London.

Image credit: Ola

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