How NRI Rattan Joea Became An Innovation Star in LA
Opoli Partners with BYD, Supplying Electric Car Fleet to San Diego
LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2015
Rattan Joea founder and CEO of Opoli Technologies announced that BYD Company, a world leader in the automotive industry will provide 50 of their e6 model to the Opoli. Our new partnership with BYD Company will reduce traffic congestion through ridesharing in San Diego. Last year, Rattan has launched an incredible NEW mobile application called “Opoli”. This new social commerce platform connects people who need chauffeur services TO/FROM major airports within Los Angeles.
The all-electric crossover SUV from BYD will join Opoli’s natural gas airport shuttles July XX, 2015 in efforts to decrease emissions. Opoli has been allotted XX charging spaces at the docking station at the San Diego International Airport. The e6 is ideal for drivers and fleet operators as its range exceeds 180 miles on a full charge. Opoli in San Diego will join other US cities such as New York, San Francisco and Chicago, to use the battery-electric crossover SUV in taxi and municipal fleets.
“At Opoli we continue to seek out and provide an affordable solution to the transportation problems that plague metropolitan areas,” said Rattan Joea, founder and CEO of Opoli Technologies. “Teaming up with BYD provides riders not only cost-effective solutions, but a green alternative in San Diego.”
As one of the world’s most popular fleet-utility electric vehicle, the e6 has been incorporated in fleets in Hong Kong, London, Singapore, Rotterdam, Bogota and Rio de Janiero. A team of more than 15,000 BYD engineers have developed the advanced technologies needed to create the advanced environmentally-friendly, Iron-Phosphate (or “Fe”) batteries, in-wheel hub motors and regenerative braking systems. The break-through battery is fire-safe and can be completely recycled.
“BYD is very excited to be partnering with Opoli Technologies,” said Matt Jurjevich, Market Analyst for BYD America. “Our company was built on innovation, and unlike most auto manufacturers we are excited for the future of the shared-use economy and its fearless pioneers such as Opoli. We are proud to be working with another California company in creating jobs, cleaning the air and leading the way.”
This partnership comes weeks after Opoli launched services in the San Diego area, including being the first rideshare service permitted at the San Diego International Airport. Opoli functions under a name-your-price model, connecting drivers and ride seekers to agree upon a fare, with 100 percent of the fare going to the driver’s account. Rides can be booked in advance or on demand via the Opoli app, available for iOS and Android.
About BYD Company Ltd:
BYD Company Ltd. is one of China’s largest companies to have successfully expanded globally. Specializing in battery technologies, their green mission to “solve the whole problem” has made them industry pioneers and leaders in several High-tech sectors including High-efficiency Automobiles, Electrified Public Transportation, Environmentally-Friendly Energy Storage, Affordable Solar Power and Information Technology and Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) services.
As the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, their mission to create safer and more environmentally friendly battery technologies has led to the development of the BYD Iron-Phosphate (or "Fe") Battery. This fire-safe, completely recyclable and incredibly long-cycle technology has become the core of their clean energy platform that has expanded into automobiles, buses, trucks, utility vehicles and energy storage facilities. BYD and all of their shareholders, including the great American Investor Warren Buffett, see these environmentally and economically forward products as the way of the future.
BYD has made a strong entrance to the North, Central and South American markets with their battery electric buses, and lineup of automobiles. Their mission lies not just in sales growth, but also in sociological integration and local job creation as they have poured incredible investments into developing offices, dealerships and manufacturing facilities in the local communities they now call home, truly a first for Chinese companies
About Opoli Technologies
Opoli Technology is built on 25 years of ride share experience, providing the next generation transportation and service app. Through Opoli, users can choose the vehicle and driver, as well as negotiate the price directly with the provider. All Opoli service providers are professional drivers who are fully licensed with commercial insurance. Opoli drivers comply with California Public Utilities codes making their services legal in all airports and municipalities.
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NRI launched the Opoli Mobile App
for the ride-sharing market in the greater Los Angeles Area!
Los Angeles, California, July 12th, 2014
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Los Angeles NRI Rattan Joea, the founder of “Prime Time Shuttle”, has launched an incredible NEW mobile application called “Opoli”. This new social commerce platform connects people who need chauffeur services TO/FROM major airports within Los Angeles. All chauffeurs are licensed, commercially insured professional drivers in the greater Los Angeles area. Currently Opoli is working with more than 100 licensed chauffeurs.
How does it work?
There is no cost to download the Opoli app. The customer and the driver agree on a price. 100% of the price goes direct to the driver. No middle-man commissions or surge-pricing with Opoli!
For riders, Opoli provides real advantages when it comes to pricing. Riders will know the final fare before accepting the transaction. Riders can also make reservations, view driver ratings and choose their driver and vehicle
- The customer launches the Opoli app on their smartphone. The built in GPS feature then maps your exact location to show you the closest available chauffeur!
- The customer inputs their drop-off point and how much they wants to pay for the ride.
- Opoli sends the offer to participating drivers in the area. Drivers respond in real time with an acceptance or a counter offer that goes right back to the customer.
- The customer can compare prices, reviews, travel time, photos and make a selection. Payment goes straight to the driver and the customer can track their ride as it approaches.
- Deal direct with Opoli's network of drivers. Each one is fully licensed, insured and driving a top-notch vehicle. Together, you will agree to a flat rate for your ride. Payment is instant, cashless and convenient.
- There's no cost for qualified drivers to start using Opoli. Just download the app to your smartphone! Opoli does not collect a commission on your fares
- The customer’s payment through Opoli, is completely secure. Opoli uses a credit card merchant provider with full encryption.
- Opoli’s business plan is a monthly subscription fee, paid by providers
Opoli Technology Inc. is headquartered in Hawthorne, California.
PRIME TIME SHUTTLE has been providing quality airport ground transportation service in Southern California since 1984. PRIME TIME quickly became the company that could be depended on to pick you up "On Time" from your home, office or hotel. After college studies, Mr. Rattan Joea landed a driving job with a Shuttle Company to transport passengers from and to the airport at Los Angeles. During this time he was dreaming to have his own business. In 1992 he purchased his first van and started his own company “Prime Time Shuttle”. Then onward he never looked back and builds an empire of over 200 vans