Vehicle sharing platform Drivezy partners OYO; to station 1 lakh bikes, cars at latter's properties
Bengaluru-based vehicle sharing platform, Drivezy, announced a strategic business partnership with OYO Hotels & Homes.
Bengaluru-based vehicle sharing platform, Drivezy, announced a strategic business partnership with OYO Hotels & Homes. With the alliance, the company looks to leverage OYO’s expansive network of over 10,000 leased and franchised buildings with footprints in over 300 cities across the country and create on-site hubs to station its bikes and cars. The hubs will offer OYO’s guests as well as other customers convenient access to Drivezy’s wide range of vehicles, a Drivezy statement said today.
The company said that it has already stationed 1,200 bikes at OYO hotels in the cities of Bengaluru and Hyderabad and looks to increase the tally to 100,000 bikes and cars over the next three years.
The guests staying at the OYO properties can go to the Drivezy platform and type the pin code and they will get the first preference to hire the vehicle and as the vehicles are parked in the property itself, the statement said.
“Establishing on-site hubs with OYO will allow us to further increase our penetration in the growing tourism sector which is mostly dependent on cabs and chauffeur-driven car rentals. We believe that our partnership will offer a cost-effective and convenient alternative to guests staying at OYO,” says Amit Sahu, co-founder of Drivezy.
Gaurav Ajmera, Chief Operating Officer, India & South Asia, OYO Hotels & Homes, said, “With this partnership, we look to address the commuting requirements of our guests. Our association with Drivezy will help us add a new dimension to our service offerings, ensuring that our guests have a perfect stay with their own independent hired vehicle without having to worry about booking cabs or drivers.”
Having more than 12,000 vehicles on its platform since January this year, Drivezy has been aggressively scaling its presence in the Indian market. Last year, the company had inked an agreement with Harbourfront Capital to enlist assets worth $100 million on its platform, it said.