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Ola is New Zealand’s Uber remake, with over 10,000 driver-partners that are registered on the platform since the company launched two years ago. The platform allows rideshare to customers in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch cities.
Some other areas where Ola operates in is Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo, New Plymouth, Napier, Hastings, Palmerston North, Nelson, Queenstown and Dunedin.
Auckland Ola drivers will be happy to hear the news that was announced this morning.
Throughout October all Ola drivers will be retaining 100% of their earnings when taking rides from the app, meaning the service fee will be removed allowing drivers to take home the full price earned for the trip
The company says that it is working to support its drivers as Auckland begins to get the economy running again after the most recent COVID-19 Level 3 Lockdown.
Brian Dewil, NZ Managing Director at Ola says that drivers have had a very challenging year and they were impacted by lockdown restrictions.
“Our drivers are what make Ola great. As we continue to increase our weekly trip volumes in Auckland we want to give back and help our drivers improve their income by removing our service fee for a month.”
Ola driver Manoj Trivedi who drives Auckland’s streets says drivers will welcome the initiative.
“I’m very grateful that Ola is taking such a significant step to help its drivers and put more money in our pockets during October.”