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Tearing presentations, making staff run laps: How CEO Bhavish Aggarwal made Ola a 'toxic' workplace
Business

Tearing presentations, making staff run laps: How CEO Bhavish Aggarwal made Ola a 'toxic' workplace

Employees — past and present — have complained about Ola CEO and co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal’s angry outbursts and punishments. They allege that he has made the Bengaluru-based startup a hostile work environment, often calling for meetings at 1 am

Ola, Uber, Rapido autos 'illegal' in Bengaluru: Here's why their services will stop in three days
India

Ola, Uber, Rapido autos 'illegal' in Bengaluru: Here's why their services will stop in three days

The decision has been taken by the Karnataka transport department after several commuters registered complaints with them over Ola and Uber charging a minimum of Rs 100 even if the distance is below two kilometres

Start-up space is not without its challenges but there's no funding winter for angel investors
Business

Start-up space is not without its challenges but there's no funding winter for angel investors

A sluggish market is the best time to start your investment journey in the start-up space or to double down on your investments

Ola’s first electric car likely to be priced between Rs 40 to 50 lakh
Auto

Ola’s first electric car likely to be priced between Rs 40 to 50 lakh

Ola’s first electric car, which is supposed to debut in 2024, will be a premium offering. Bhavish Aggarwal, Ola’s CEO has also revealed that Ola will have cars at the entry price market as well.

Ola’s claim of their EVs having a range of 500 kilometre range is too good to be true: Analysts
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Ola’s claim of their EVs having a range of 500 kilometre range is too good to be true: Analysts

Ola’s declaration that their upcoming EV cars will have a 500 km range seems to be a little over-ambitious, say a number of analysts working closely with global EV manufacturers. They also say that most EV manufacturers need years of experience, which can’t be achieved in one or two years.

Over 500 km per charge, zero to 100 in four seconds: What we know about Ola's electric car
Explainers

Over 500 km per charge, zero to 100 in four seconds: What we know about Ola's electric car

Ola has struggled with meeting deliveries and seen its electric scooters catching fire, forcing it to recall 1,441 two-wheelers in April. Now the company has set an ambitious target of selling 10 lakh electric cars by 2026-2027

'Absolute rubbish': Ola and Uber deny reports of merger
Business

'Absolute rubbish': Ola and Uber deny reports of merger

Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said, 'We’re very profitable and growing well. If some other companies want to exit their business from India they are welcome to! We will never merge'

NFTC to launch Sahakar Taxi on lines of Ola, Uber; claims to generate more than 10 lakh jobs in next few years
India

NFTC to launch Sahakar Taxi on lines of Ola, Uber; claims to generate more than 10 lakh jobs in next few years

The cooperative will also start a courier service through travel tourism as well as cooperative courier service with the transport depots of the states that will provide employment to at least two lakh people in the next one or two years, according to an NFTC statement

Ola, Uber get warning from Centre; issues of deficiency in services, customer support raised for all ride-hailing platforms
Business

Ola, Uber get warning from Centre; issues of deficiency in services, customer support raised for all ride-hailing platforms

All online ride-hailing platforms were advised to respond to commuters with utmost priority and take remedial steps to ensure adequate protection of consumer rights

Govt to take action against defaulting EV firms in e-scooter fire accidents, says Nitin Gadkari
India

Govt to take action against defaulting EV firms in e-scooter fire accidents, says Nitin Gadkari

This comes after an 80-year old man died and three others suffered burn injuries on Wednesday when the battery of an electric scooter plugged in for charging exploded in Telangana

Delhi auto, taxi call of strike, warn government will cut of food supply chain if demand not met in 25 days
India

Delhi auto, taxi call of strike, warn government will cut of food supply chain if demand not met in 25 days

The auto and taxi unions in Delhi have been protesting the steep increase in fuel prices over the last few days. They had gone on a one-day strike on Monday, during which people of the capital faced a lot of issues

Delhi taxi, cab drivers' unions to observe 2-day chakka jam from 18 April to protest fuel, CNG price hike
India

Delhi taxi, cab drivers' unions to observe 2-day chakka jam from 18 April to protest fuel, CNG price hike

Delhi drivers' association and unions have give an ultimatum of six days to government after which they threatened to go on strike

Ola Electric to hike prices for the S1 Pro from the next purchase window
Auto

Ola Electric to hike prices for the S1 Pro from the next purchase window

Ola Electric is currently ramping up the production and deliveries of the Ola S1 Pro scooter to meet customer demand.

‘Complete lawlessness’: Bombay HC orders Ola, Uber to apply for valid licences by 16 March
India

‘Complete lawlessness’: Bombay HC orders Ola, Uber to apply for valid licences by 16 March

The bench passed the directions while hearing a public interest litigation filed by advocate Savina Crasto highlighting the lack of an effective grievance redressal mechanism for customers using the Uber India app

Ola launches 10-minute grocery delivery in Mumbai and Bangalore, hits 1,000 orders a day
Business

Ola launches 10-minute grocery delivery in Mumbai and Bangalore, hits 1,000 orders a day

More recently, Zomato, which entered the segment before its initial public offering, shut it within months although it has a strategic stake in Grofers

Ethiopia's Oromo rebel leader predicts victory 'very soon' as diplomats rush to negotiate ceasefire
World

Ethiopia's Oromo rebel leader predicts victory 'very soon' as diplomats rush to negotiate ceasefire

Jaal Marroo, commander of the Oromo Liberation Army, warned Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed that his troops were near the capital and preparing another attack

Ola completes acquisition of GeoSpoc, to develop real-time satellite imagery for maps
News & Analysis

Ola completes acquisition of GeoSpoc, to develop real-time satellite imagery for maps

With the acquisition of GeoSpoc, Ola aims to come up with accurate maps with high user context for the Indian population beyond just the first 100 million users.

Goldman Sachs says India could surpass UK as world's fifth largest stock market by 2024
Business

Goldman Sachs says India could surpass UK as world's fifth largest stock market by 2024

Indian start-ups have raised $10 billion through IPOs so far this year — more money than was raised in the last three years, the investment bank said in a report dated 19 September

Watch: Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal shares video with a dog; teaches
India

Watch: Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal shares video with a dog; teaches "best way to do meetings"

After the video surfaced, pictures of the dogs at Ola Electric Campus have also gone viral

Ola Electric scooter launch highlights: Prices start at Rs 99,999 with the S1 Pro having a range of up to 181 kilometres and top speed of 115 kph
News & Analysis

Ola Electric scooter launch highlights: Prices start at Rs 99,999 with the S1 Pro having a range of up to 181 kilometres and top speed of 115 kph

The Ola Electric scooter – in top-spec S1 Pro form – is set to have a battery capacity of close to 3.6 kWh and a range of up to 150 kilometres.