A ridesharing service with a difference has launched in Wellington, called Kavale. Locally owned and with the lowest rates in New Zealand, Kavale hopes to bring a more community-focused riding option for Wellingtonians.
Started by a couple of Wellington taxi drivers in reaction to the changing nature of the industry and the desire to support their community with jobs, Kavale is a social entrepreneurial model with tech innovation at its heart, and yet somehow it is also about to become the most affordable ridesharing service on the market.
Kavale has no surge pricing and offers the lowest rates in New Zealand, while giving drivers a fair wage by taking a lower profit margin.
And to top it all off, a minimum of 50 cents from each ride goes to the Kavale Community Fund, supporting environmental and development projects in NZ and the Pacific. The first project to be supported is ‘Renewing Materials’, researching how to recycle plastic waste in Samoa into new products.
Kavale are throwing a launch party at the Sustainability Trust on Forresters Lane on the 23rd November at 5:30pm and the media are invited to have a drink and meet the team.
This article has be re-published from Wellington Scoop.