Hyundai and Kia to Endow $300 Million in Ola; Focuses on Electric Mobility Solutions

Hyundai Motor Group and Ola have announced that it has formed a strategic partnership under which Hyundai Motor Hyundai and Kia Motors Corporation will make their prevalent collective investment to date, as part the Group’s continual efforts to become a Smart Mobility Solutions Provider.

The agreement will see the three companies comprehensively join forces on developing unique fleet and mobility solutions; building India-specific electric vehicles and infrastructure; as well as nurturing best in class opportunities and offerings for aspirant driver partners with customised vehicles, on the Ola platform. Hyundai and Kia will capitalize a total of $ 300 million in Ola.

“India is the centrepiece of Hyundai Motor Group’s strategy to gain leadership in the global mobility market and our partnership with Ola will certainly accelerate our efforts to transform into a Smart Mobility Solutions Provider,” believed Euisun Chung, Executive Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Group. “Hyundai will proactively respond to market changes and persistently innovate to deliver greater value to our customers.”

Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-founder and CEO of Ola said, “We’re very excited about our partnership with Hyundai, as Ola progresses to build innovative and cutting-edge mobility solutions for a billion people. Together, we will bring to market a new generation of mobility solutions, as we constantly expand our range of offerings for our consumers.” He added, “This partnership will also significantly benefit driver-partners on our platform, as we collaborate with Hyundai to build vehicles and solutions that enable sustainable earnings for millions of them, in the time to come.”

As part of the strategic association, the companies have agreed to co-create solutions to operate and manage fleet vehicles, marking the Group’s first expedition into the industry, as they expand operations from automobile manufacturing and sales to total fleet solutions.

The corporation will offer Ola drivers various financial services, including lease and instalment payments, while vehicle maintenance and repair services are expected to enhance customer satisfaction.

Hyundai, Kia and Ola have also settled to coordinate efforts to develop cars and specifications that reflect the needs of the ride-hailing market (both users and drivers). Data accumulated during service operation will allow the companies to make constant vehicle improvements to better meet local needs and specifications.

Sustainable Transport | News published on 22/03/2019 by Moulin

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