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  • Ola appoints Jose Pinheiro to head global manufacturing, operations of electric business Nov 30, 2020 05:20 PM IST

    Ola appoints Jose Pinheiro to head global manufacturing, operations of electric business

    In this role, Pinheiro will spearhead Ola’s ambitions to build world-class manufacturing facilities, starting with the world’s largest scooter factory, and then expanding to multiple such facilities across India, a statement said.

  • Female passengers can avail ride pooling on Uber, Ola only with other lady commuters Nov 28, 2020 05:01 PM IST

    Female passengers can avail ride pooling on Uber, Ola only with other lady commuters

    The ministry has put a cap on what Ola and Uber can charge with a new set of guidelines allowing the aggregator to charge a fare 50 per cent lower than the base fare and a maximum surge pricing of 1.5 times the base fare.

  • Ola, Uber rides likely to get cheaper as government caps surge fares Nov 27, 2020 02:45 PM IST

    Ola, Uber rides likely to get cheaper as government caps surge fares

    The government on November 27 came out with a set of guidelines to regulate cab aggregators in the country.

  • Centre defines aggregators through Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines Nov 27, 2020 12:58 PM IST

    Centre defines aggregators through Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines

    "The guidelines may be applicable to aggregators on boarding transport vehicles in the area of operation. The vehicles that may be integrated by the aggregator shall include all motor vehicles under the act and e-rickshaw," said the 26-page Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines issued on November 27.

  • US funds T Rowe Price and Vanguard lower valuation of Paytm and Ola: Report Nov 02, 2020 09:12 AM IST

    US funds T Rowe Price and Vanguard lower valuation of Paytm and Ola: Report

    Valuation Cut: T Rowe Price and Vanguard cut valuation of Paytm and Ola.

  • London transport regulator bans Ola cabs in the city, cites public safety concerns Oct 05, 2020 09:47 AM IST

    London transport regulator bans Ola cabs in the city, cites public safety concerns

    This comes just days after competitor Uber regained its licence to ply in London for another year-and-a-half

  • COVID-19 wrap August 27: India's recovery rate at 76.24%; EU makes payment to secure AstraZeneca's potential vaccine Aug 27, 2020 10:25 PM IST

    COVID-19 wrap August 27: India's recovery rate at 76.24%; EU makes payment to secure AstraZeneca's potential vaccine

    The Union health ministry recommended that all tuberculosis patients be tested for the novel coronavirus and vice versa

  • Exclusive: Ola goes slow in credit-card lane as COVID-19 takes a toll on its core, cab aggregating business Aug 27, 2020 04:36 PM IST

    Exclusive: Ola goes slow in credit-card lane as COVID-19 takes a toll on its core, cab aggregating business

    Customer acquisition for Ola Money SBI credit cards has slowed because of the pandemic. But, as market conditions improve, Ola is hoping to make a comeback

  • Ola Electric to hire 2,000 people globally, launch e-scooter soon Aug 25, 2020 06:15 PM IST

    Ola Electric to hire 2,000 people globally, launch e-scooter soon

    In an email to employees on Tuesday, Aggarwal - who is also the Founder and Chairman of Ola Electric (the EV arm of Ola) - said the automotive industry has evolved significantly over the last few months, and the future belongs to electric and connected mobility.

  • Ola now offers corporate ride services in UK, Australia, New Zealand Jul 21, 2020 01:49 PM IST

    Ola now offers corporate ride services in UK, Australia, New Zealand

    With the introduction of the service in international markets, Ola is widening the scale of its global offerings to provide business travellers with a cost-effective and flexible solution, it added.

  • COVID-19 care | Ola converts fumigation centres into safety zones Jul 17, 2020 04:25 PM IST

    COVID-19 care | Ola converts fumigation centres into safety zones

    The company has announced Rs 500 crore commitment towards various safety initiatives, and plans to set up over 500 fumigation centres across the country under its 'Ride Safe India' initiative in view of the pandemic, the company said in a statement.

  • Ola's Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Arun Srinivas and senior VP Sanjiv Saddy quits Jul 10, 2020 06:45 PM IST

    Ola's Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Arun Srinivas and senior VP Sanjiv Saddy quits

    "Arun Srinivas, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and Sanjiv Saddy, Senior Vice President - Corporate Affairs, are moving on to pursue other opportunities outside of Ola. The organisation wishes them well in their future endeavours," Ola said in an e-mail statement.

  • Ola adds in-app tipping feature for driver partners globally Jun 30, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    Ola adds in-app tipping feature for driver partners globally

    The feature has been rolled out to all Ola users across India, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom and will benefit Ola's over 2.5 million-global driver community, Ola said in a statement.

  • Ola's partner auto rickshaws will now have protective screens Jun 24, 2020 03:40 PM IST

    Ola's partner auto rickshaws will now have protective screens

    "All Autos on the Ola platform will undergo mandatory fumigation every 48 hours at more than 100 fumigation centres across the country. In Delhi, there are 15 such centres and the number will go up in coming days," Ola said in a statement.

  • Jolted by virus, Indian startups finally get down to making money Jun 15, 2020 05:31 PM IST

    Jolted by virus, Indian startups finally get down to making money

    As pressure mounts and investors tighten purse strings, startups cut costs, streamline businesses with a singular aim of making profits.

  • Unlock 1.0 | Ola, Uber resume services in Mumbai Jun 05, 2020 08:32 PM IST

    Unlock 1.0 | Ola, Uber resume services in Mumbai

    In separate statements, both the companies said riders will be able to access the services as per the rules laid down by the Government of Maharashtra for essential travel and that adequate safety precautions are being taken.

  • Ola Electric Mobility bucks trend, plans senior-level hires: Report Jun 04, 2020 03:08 PM IST

    Ola Electric Mobility bucks trend, plans senior-level hires: Report

    OEM recently recruited Vithal Acharya as its new human resources head, and is looking to hire at least six more senior executives in the following months.

  • NCLAT dismisses plea seeking probe against Ola and Uber on price fixing Jun 03, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    NCLAT dismisses plea seeking probe against Ola and Uber on price fixing

    A three-member NCLAT bench upheld the order passed by fair trader regulator CCI, which had earlier rejected a plea seeking probe against Ola and Uber alleging unfair price fixation mechanism and abuse of dominant position by them.

  • Uber and Ola, battered by the virus, stare at uncertain future Jun 02, 2020 02:39 PM IST

    Uber and Ola, battered by the virus, stare at uncertain future

    Core proposition of the ride-hailing apps may still find takers, but the scale of business could be hit as consumers will be reluctant to take trips until a cure for the virus is discovered.

  • New COVID-19 worry for banks — a big spike in NPAs from cab aggregator loans May 30, 2020 06:24 AM IST

    New COVID-19 worry for banks — a big spike in NPAs from cab aggregator loans

    With no visibility of revival and change in consumer behaviour with respect to public transport, cab aggregators worry about prolonged difficulties ahead.

  • Bhavish Aggarwal's vision for Ola is a cross between Uber and Tesla May 29, 2020 12:46 PM IST

    Bhavish Aggarwal's vision for Ola is a cross between Uber and Tesla

    Acquisition of Etergo may look unrelated to Ola’s service business but maybe Ola has decided it needs a new business

  • Lack of demand, virus scare keep Ola, Uber drivers off the road May 27, 2020 06:57 PM IST

    Lack of demand, virus scare keep Ola, Uber drivers off the road

    Unless demand picks up, drivers will not come back on the platforms, say experts

  • After Ola, Uber lays off 600 employees in India May 26, 2020 09:56 AM IST

    After Ola, Uber lays off 600 employees in India

    Uber's announcement came nearly a week after its India rival, Ola, fired 1,400 staff.

  • Ola lays off 1,400 employees: Read full text of CEO Bhavish Aggarwal's email to employees May 20, 2020 02:43 PM IST

    Ola lays off 1,400 employees: Read full text of CEO Bhavish Aggarwal's email to employees

    In the email he also listed the various initiatives the cab aggregator has taken during these trying times to serve its drivers, citizens and the nation at large

  • COVID-19 impact | Ola to lay off 1,400 employees as revenue dips 95% in two months May 20, 2020 01:37 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Ola to lay off 1,400 employees as revenue dips 95% in two months

    In an email to employees, CEO Bhavish Aggarwal assured that this is a one-time exercise and no more COVID-19 related cuts will be done after this

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