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Ride-hailing major Ola on Monday said it would roll out about 10,000 electric rickshaws and e-auto-rickshaws in cities and towns across the country over the next 12 months for shuttle services.

“We intend to launch one million electric vehicles by 2021 as part of our commitment to sustainable mobility,” said the city-based firm in a statement here.

As three-wheeler cycle rickshaws and auto-rickshaws are a common transport mode in cities and towns across the country, the company said their electric version would improve outcomes for drivers and commuters alike.

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Electric vehicles from Ola to be launched soon.

“We will work with driver-partners, cities, manufacturers and battery firms to make cost-effective and sustainable mobility,” noted the statement.

The company will use its app-based hailing and leverage its scale to offer cleaner, comfortable and safer service to its customers.

“As three wheelers are a vital commuting mode and source of livelihood for people daily, the electric version provides an opportunity to improve the service to all stakeholders and reduce pollution in cities and towns,” asserted Ola co-founder and Chief Executive Bhavish Aggarwal on the occasion.

Ola launched its first e-vehicle project at Nagpur in central Maharashtra in May 2017 on a pilot basis to offer accessible and affordable mobility.

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The company has urged state governments to draft an environment policy for deploying electric vehicles, including three-wheelers for mobility.

The seven-year-old cab hiring provider operates in 110 cities and towns with about 10,000 drivers as its partners nationwide.  IANS

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Ola Cab Service Now Available in 3 More Australian Cities

India's Ola in 3 more Australian cities

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Ola Cab Service Now Available in 3 More Australian Cities
Ola Cab Service Now Available in 3 More Australian Cities. IANS

Indian ride-sharing major Ola on Tuesday expanded its services in Australia to three more cities — Brisbane, Gold Coast and Canberra.

“Customers in these cities can book discounted rides using Ola app starting Tuesday,” the city-based online cab aggregator said in a statement here.

The online transportation network company has been operating in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne since it forayed into the island-nation early in 2018.

So far, over 30,000 driver-partners have registered themselves with the company since its launch in Australia on January 30, the statement said.

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“Over the coming months, Ola is working on its rollout in other Australian cities Adelaide, Darwin and Hobart,” it added.

Founded in 2011, Ola has been competing against Uber in the Indian ride-hailing market. The seven-year-old Ola claims to have over 125 million users in 110 cities across India. (IANS)

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