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Ola plans e-rickshaws, revives talks with original equipment manufacturers

In 2018, Ola had spoken to all major autorickshaw OEMs in this regard. These talks, however, did not progress and went into cold storage

Overseas gambit: Ola has to identify a need gap to attract drivers, clients

Ola, the online ride-hailing major, is in conversation with three original equipment manufacturers  (OEMs) for autorickshaws. The idea is to produce electrically-powered rickshaws and sell a majority of these to it, three independent sources said.  This is the second phase of talks by the Bengaluru-based company. In 2018, Ola had spoken to all major autorickshaw OEMs in this regard. These talks, however, did not progress and went into cold storage. “Bhavish (Aggarwal, founder and chief executive of Ola) has gotten back to this. He has tried international and ...