Articles about Ola

Ola S1 Pro purchase window reopens: Here's how to book

17 Mar 2022

Auto
Ola S1 Pro purchase window reopens: Here's how to book

After a long gap, Ola Electric has reopened the purchase window for its S1 Pro electric scooter.

Ola Electric's Futurefactory to be run by 10,000+ women

13 Sep 2021

Business
Ola Electric's Futurefactory to be run by 10,000+ women

Indian electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Ola Electric's Chairman and Group CEO, Bhavish Aggarwal, has announced that the company's EV manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu will be run entirely by women.

Ola S1 electric scooter's sale rescheduled to September 15

09 Sep 2021

Auto
Ola S1 electric scooter's sale rescheduled to September 15

Ola Electric had launched its S1 electric scooter in India last month and it was scheduled to go on sale yesterday.

Ola S1 e-scooter will go on sale in India today

08 Sep 2021

Auto
Ola S1 e-scooter will go on sale in India today

Ola Electric's S1 e-scooter will go on sale in India today starting 6pm for those who have already pre-booked the vehicle. The more powerful S1 Pro variant will also be up for grabs.

Prior to launch, Ola Electric Scooter's key features teased

11 Jul 2021

Auto
Prior to launch, Ola Electric Scooter's key features teased

Ola Electric is likely to launch its first electric scooter in India in the coming weeks.

Ola is finalizing colors for its electric scooter; launch imminent

25 Jun 2021

Auto
Ola is finalizing colors for its electric scooter; launch imminent

Co-founder and CEO of Ola, Bhavish Aggarwal is seeking opinions regarding the color options for the Ola Electric Scooter. This suggests that the vehicle might be launched in India in the coming months.

NewsBytes Briefing: Clubhouse finally launches Android app, and more

11 May 2021

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Clubhouse finally launches Android app, and more

Clubhouse just found out the hard way that it is no De Beers, and that boosting app popularity with artificial scarcity doesn't work forever.

SC says Ola and Uber not acting as a cartel

16 Dec 2020

India
SC says Ola and Uber not acting as a cartel

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to meddle with orders passed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLAT), in connection to cab aggregators Ola and Uber.

US funds lower valuation of Paytm, Ola due to COVID-19

03 Nov 2020

Business
US funds lower valuation of Paytm, Ola due to COVID-19

United States-based mutual funds have reportedly lowered the valuation of the mobile payments app Paytm and the cab-hailing platform Ola as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted their businesses.

Paytm to host app developers conference on October 8

06 Oct 2020

Technology
Paytm to host app developers conference on October 8

Indian payments decacorn Paytm is gearing up to take on the dominance of Google.

Chinese giant Tencent pumps money into Flipkart: Details here

16 Sep 2020

Business
Chinese giant Tencent pumps money into Flipkart: Details here

Chinese tech giant Tencent is pumping money into Flipkart, India's leading online shopping platform.

BookMyShow downsizes due to COVID-19, affecting 270 employees

28 May 2020

Business
BookMyShow downsizes due to COVID-19, affecting 270 employees

In another big blow stemming from the outbreak of COVID-19, BookMyShow has laid off and furloughed over 18% of its workforce.

Ola Electric acquires Etergo to launch e-scooters in India

27 May 2020

Business
Ola Electric acquires Etergo to launch e-scooters in India

Ola Electric Mobility, the EV unit spun out of ride-hailing giant Ola, has acquired Dutch electric scooter manufacturer Etergo.

Uber India fires 25% of its workforce: Details here

26 May 2020

Business
Uber India fires 25% of its workforce: Details here

In another blow to the salaried section, Uber India has laid off 600 employees or nearly a quarter of its workforce in the country.

Ola lays off 1,400 employees due to COVID-19 pandemic

20 May 2020

Business
Ola lays off 1,400 employees due to COVID-19 pandemic

Following the footsteps of Uber, Zomato, and Swiggy, ride-hailing giant Ola has also announced the plan to conduct a mass lay-off, affecting around 1,400 of its employees.

'Ola Emergency' launched for hospital runs amid COVID-19 outbreak

14 Apr 2020

Business
'Ola Emergency' launched for hospital runs amid COVID-19 outbreak

As India goes into the second phase of the lockdown enforced to combat the spread of COVID-19, Ola is lending a helping hand to the public.

Amid lockdown, Ola, Uber suspend services till March 31

23 Mar 2020

Business
Amid lockdown, Ola, Uber suspend services till March 31

In the wake of the lockdown imposed by the Delhi government, ride-hailing giants Ola and Uber have suspended their services in the state.

Despite COVID-19, Ola, Uber car-pooling remains available in India

18 Mar 2020

Business
Despite COVID-19, Ola, Uber car-pooling remains available in India

As coronavirus continues to wreak havoc around the world and begins to show its impact on India, people are being advised to maintain social distance to avoid potential cases of community spread.

Zomato barges into fin-tech, launches credit cards with RBL Bank

02 Mar 2020

Business
Zomato barges into fin-tech, launches credit cards with RBL Bank

Following the footsteps of OLA and Amazon, food-tech giant Zomato has barged into the fin-tech space by launching two 'Edition' credit cards in partnership with RBL Bank.

Uber launches new safety features for Indian users (finally!)

10 Jan 2020

Technology
Uber launches new safety features for Indian users (finally!)

In a major move, ride-hailing giant Uber has launched a bunch of new features to boost the safety of its riders and drivers in India.

Soon, Ola might lay off nearly 350 employees: Here's why

29 Nov 2019

Business
Soon, Ola might lay off nearly 350 employees: Here's why

After barging into categories like financial services and car rentals, ride-hailing giant Ola is looking to focus more on growth and profitability.

Ola launches self-drive car sharing service: Details here

17 Oct 2019

Business
Ola launches self-drive car sharing service: Details here

In a major move, Bengaluru-based ride-hailing giant Ola has launched its own self-drive car-sharing service, Ola Drive.

Soon, government will define operational rules for Ola, Uber

05 Aug 2019

Business
Soon, government will define operational rules for Ola, Uber

The Indian government is planning to set some ground rules for cab aggregators like Ola and Uber.

Mumbai rains: Cab rides become as costly as Goa flights

05 Jul 2019

Mumbai
Mumbai rains: Cab rides become as costly as Goa flights

The troubles of Mumbaikars do not seem to end anytime soon, with the incessant rains making life difficult (and utterly costly), of late.

Five of the most famous and successful alumni of IIT-Bombay

03 Jul 2019

India
Five of the most famous and successful alumni of IIT-Bombay

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes and a dream destination for engineering aspirants.

Soon, Uber will offer quick helicopter rides: Details here

07 Jun 2019

Technology
Soon, Uber will offer quick helicopter rides: Details here

Back in 2015, ride-hailing giant Ola played a witty April Fools' Day prank by announcing OLA Air - helicopter rides for metro cities.

Ola v/s Paytm: Whose credit card should you apply for

16 May 2019

Business
Ola v/s Paytm: Whose credit card should you apply for

Just a day after Paytm's foray into the lending category, ride-hailing giant Ola has also made a move in the arena.

Soon, you may get credit cards from Ola and Flipkart

02 May 2019

Business
Soon, you may get credit cards from Ola and Flipkart

Reportedly, leading internet giants Flipkart and Ola are gearing up to launch their own credit cards soon.

Ban on Ola Cabs lifted in Karnataka within 2 days

24 Mar 2019

India
Ban on Ola Cabs lifted in Karnataka within 2 days

Only two days after suspending the license of Ola Cabs and banning it from operating for six months, the Karnataka government has reportedly lifted the ban.

#OlaCabs banned for six months in Karnataka: Here's why

22 Mar 2019

India
#OlaCabs banned for six months in Karnataka: Here's why

App-based cab service provider Ola Cabs has been banned from operating in Karnataka for six months by the state government.

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal invests Rs. 650cr in Ola

19 Feb 2019

Business
Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal invests Rs. 650cr in Ola

Indian ride-hailing start-up Ola is currently in the midst of an ongoing financing round and, in a major boost, has received Rs. 650cr (around $92mn) from Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal.

Now, book Ola rides from Airtel app, get 25% cashback

22 Jan 2019

Business
Now, book Ola rides from Airtel app, get 25% cashback

In a bid to offer a holistic experience to its customers, Bharti Airtel has started offering ride-hailing services through its My Airtel app.

Ola reportedly receives funding from Sachin Bansal, nears $6bn valuation

14 Jan 2019

Business
Ola reportedly receives funding from Sachin Bansal, nears $6bn valuation

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has reportedly invested $21 million (approx Rs. 150 crore) in Ola, India's famous ride-hailing company.

Swiggy raises $1bn in its largest funding round yet

20 Dec 2018

Business
Swiggy raises $1bn in its largest funding round yet

Months after entering India's unicorn club, food delivery platform Swiggy has raised a whopping $1bn in fresh capital from existing and new investors.

Scooter-sharing platform Vogo raises $100mn from Ola

18 Dec 2018

Business
Scooter-sharing platform Vogo raises $100mn from Ola

Bengaluru-based dockless scooter renting platform Vogo has raised a whopping $100mn from Indian ride-hailing giants Ola.

Bengaluru: Woman tells how Ola failed her after driver misbehaved

12 Dec 2018

Bengaluru
Bengaluru: Woman tells how Ola failed her after driver misbehaved

Taxi aggregators need to get serious about women's safety, a woman's journey in Ola has shown once again.

Ola, Uber drivers on strike in Mumbai: Details here

19 Nov 2018

Mumbai
Ola, Uber drivers on strike in Mumbai: Details here

With many Ola and Uber drivers on strike, thousands of Mumbaikars, on Monday, woke up to commuting troubles.

IIT KGP hosts Indo-German workshop on intelligent mobility in India

30 Oct 2018

India
IIT KGP hosts Indo-German workshop on intelligent mobility in India

In an effort to give direction to the emerging intelligent transport mobility scene in India, IIT Kharagpur and the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany have organized a two-day workshop at IIT KGP.

Reportedly, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal to invest $100mn in Ola

11 Oct 2018

Business
Reportedly, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal to invest $100mn in Ola

In what could mark the largest personal investment in the Indian internet space, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal is reportedly in the process of finalizing a whopping $100mn (around Rs. 740cr) investment in ride-hailing start-up Ola Cabs.

Bengaluru: Woman alleges Ola-driver masturbated during journey

27 Aug 2018

India
Bengaluru: Woman alleges Ola-driver masturbated during journey

In yet another traumatic incident, a 22-year-old woman alleged the driver of an Ola cab sexually harassed her on August 23, during her journey from Yelahanka to JP Nagar in Bengaluru.

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