Since launching in India in 2010 Ola has taken the ridesharing market by storm, becoming one of the largest platforms on the market. In the past years, Ola launched in London, one of the top five biggest rideshare markets globally. Both riders and drivers have already taken a liking to Ola, with an estimated 30,000 drivers registered on the platform.
To incentivise EV drivers, Ola offers 0% commission for EV rides to encourage drivers to switch to green mobility.
To become an Ola driver you need a car that meets the following requirements, similar to the Uber car requirements in London:
You also need to prepare the following documents:
Same as with all rideshare platforms, you need to submit some personal documents that certify that you’re suitable to work as a private hire driver in London:
You can request a DVLA Check Code online. Enter your DVLA driving licence number, national insurance number, as well as your postcode, and select “share your licence information”, to generate your DVLA check code.
Take a screenshot of this unique code and upload it to your Ola account.
To finalise your application you need to provide your payment information so that Ola can wire your payments. Ola transfers the fares from the day to your bank account by the next day. You need to submit the following details:
If you’re having trouble with your application, Ola has an operations centre based in London as well as a dedicated support team.
Ola’s headquarters is at WeWork, 131 Finsbury Pavement, London, EC2A 1NT.
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