NIGERIA – Plentywaka, an on-demand ride hailing startup, has announced a partnership with Autochek Africa to facilitate vehicle inspection, financing and maintenance for its teeming number of vehicle partners.
This partnership comes in the wake of plans to expand the Plentywaka Dailywaka ride-sharing service to over 7 new routes in a few days.
“Just like Plentywaka, Autocheck Africa was born out of a need to disrupt an underutilized and unstructured industry,” Speaking on the partnership Onyeka Akumah, Co-Founder and CEO of Plentywaka said.
“Now, a partner or heroes on Plentywaka can onboard their vehicle within 30 minutes and even get vehicle financial assistance on request.
“Our values align, and we are excited about the ease and flexibility that this partnership presents for all our vehicle partners across Africa starting with Nigeria.”
“This partnership presents a huge opportunity to empower Plentywaka’s vehicle partners through financing.”Etop Ikpe – Founder and CEO, Autochek
The strategic alliance will facilitate hassle-free vehicle inspection and hire-purchase for prospective Plentywaka vehicle partners, within a short period of time. Plentywaka has in the last 20 months completed over 355,000 rides and recently expanded its Dailywaka (In-city) service to include more vehicle options like mini-vans.
This vehicle has been reintroduced in a bid to increase vehicle availability for its teeming number of riders as well as to help them split fares and avoid ridiculous surge fares and first/last mile issues for heroes (drivers).
“This partnership presents a huge opportunity to empower Plentywaka’s vehicle partners through financing as well as enables us, at Autochek, to continue to fulfil our mission to enhance African consumers experience by creating a single marketplace for their automotive needs,” Etop Ikpe, founder and CEO of Autochek said.
“By undergoing our 150-point check inspection and taking advantage of our routine maintenance service, Plentywaka’s vehicles are kept on the road in good conditions, thus keeping commuters safe whilst on the move.”
Autochek which was founded in 2020 has a 360-degree automotive solution that offers technology-driven vehicle financing, warranty and maintenance services.
With a presence in Nigeria and Ghana, the company also provides a strong network of after-sales services that preserve and ease vehicle ownership experience across Africa.