Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) and Ola \u2015 one of the world\u2019s largest ride-hailing platforms \u2015 today announced a strategic partnership under which Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) and Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) will make\u00a0their\u00a0biggest combined investment to date, as part of the Group\u2019s continued efforts to become a Smart Mobility Solutions Provider. The agreement will see the three companies extensively collaborate 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 aspiring driver partners with customized vehicles, on the Ola platform. Hyundai and Kia will invest a total of USD 300 million in Ola. \u201cIndia is the centrepiece of Hyundai Motor Group\u2019s strategy to gain leadership in the global mobile market and our partnership with Ola will certainly accelerate our efforts to transform into a Smart Mobility Solutions Provider,\u201d\u00a0said Euisun Chung, Executive Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Group.\u00a0\u201cHyundai 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: \u00a0"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 collaboration, the companies have agreed to co-create solutions to operate and manage fleet vehicles, marking the Group\u2019s first foray into the industry, as they expand operations from automobile manufacturing and sales to total fleet solutions. The partnership 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 agreed 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. Hyundai Motor Group expects to accelerate its transition from a\u00a0\u2018car manufacturer\u2019\u00a0into a\u00a0\u2018Smart Mobility Solutions Provider\u2019, as the partnership\u2019s initiatives will allow it to engage in all aspects across the entire mobility value chain \u2015 including vehicle production, fleet operation and mobility services. Ola aims to create over two million livelihood opportunities in the mobility ecosystem by 2022. This partnership will help accelerate micro-entrepreneurship in India\u2019s growing pool of aspiring driver-partners. Ola already hosts over 1.3 million partners on its platform and will further empower hundreds of thousands more, with access to tailored offerings across vehicles, financing, insurance and more, substantially bringing down the total cost of ownership for partners.