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Ride-Hailing Market Expansions

The Ola Ride-Hailing Company Will Launch in London on February 10th

— February 4, 2020 — Autos
Ola, the ride-hailing company based out of India, will be launching in London beginning on February 10th. The company appears to be prepared for the launch date, as it already has 20,000 drivers ready for operations. Additionally, Ola stated that it will be able to operate at full capacity starting on February 10th. The ride-hailing company is also attempting to recruit more drivers through a promotion where it will not charge a commission for the first six weeks.

Ola released a statement regarding the upcoming launch date, “We are working closely with drivers to build a high quality and reliable service for Londoners. Launching in London is a major milestone for us and we are keen to offer a first class experience for all our customers.”

London is one of the largest markets in the world for ride-hailing services, and expanding into the city could be a significant milestone for the company.


Image Credit: Ola
Trend Themes
1. Global Ride-hailing Market Expansion - Established companies from emerging markets like Ola are expanding into larger markets indicating growth potential for the global ride-hailing industry.
2. Commission-free Driver Recruitment Promotions - Promotions like Ola's commission-free driver recruitment program could disrupt the traditional driver recruitment model and attract more drivers to ride-hailing services.
3. Ride-hailing Market Competition Intensification - Ola entering London's ride-hailing market could indicate more intensification of competition as emerging companies look to stake a claim in established markets.
Industry Implications
1. Ride-hailing - Established ride-hailing companies from emerging markets like Ola expanding into larger markets, indicating growth potential for the industry.
2. Transportation - Commission-free driver recruitment programs such as Ola's could be adopted by other transportation industries, disrupting traditional driver recruitment models.
3. Tech Start-ups - Intense competition in ride-hailing markets due to the entry of new players like Ola, could force tech start-ups to develop innovative strategies to remain competitive.
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