Reporting by Simran Mahli
Wheely, London’s first chauffeur- driven ride- hailing app, recently launched in London -offering online services for ordering luxury and executive rides.
Anton Chirkunov, Founder and CEO of Wheely, is spending £20,000 a week on incentives on drivers to join the app and £100,00 a month on marketing it in London’s lucrative transport market. Wheely will be going head to head with Uber’s UberExec and VIP offering, with an aim to provide a high-quality service for its customers with a better price.
With a licence to operate in the capital until 2023, Wheely already has over 200 professional chauffeurs, providing a full range of services from EXEC (E-CLASS) to VIP (S-CLASS) and EXEC MPVs – all from an on-demand app. This will include unique 24/7 customer support, no hidden charges and flat rates for rides to and from Heathrow and Gatwick airport.
Chirkunov commented, “Wheely is using the newest premium cars, working with experienced drivers who know the city and meet high standards of service and VIP-level etiquette. It puts us in a good position to win over London – the largest exec hire market in Europe in market size”.
The service, also available in Russia, employs licensed drivers who are selected through a strict screening procedure including a city geography test and those who occupy several years of executive driving experience. For the past 5 years, Wheely has experienced a booming 100% YoY growth, retaining its competitive edge in the executive car hire management, ensuring that all customers travel in comfort, style and safety.