Wheely is a luxury ride-hailing service, allowing customers to book chauffeurs both on-demand and pre-booked through an intuitive mobile app.
Wheely was founded in Zurich in 2010 by Swiss/Russian CEO and entrepreneur Anton Chirkunov. Anton failed the driving exam twice before he decided to go for a combination of public transport and taxis instead. The level of service was inconsistent and depended on drivers personality. The experience ended up with an angry taxi driver throwing Anton away in the middle of a ride as he was yawning while explaining the direction to the drop off address. That made Anton start his own ride-hailing business.
Wheely was first launched in Zurich, Switzerland in 2011 with the UK market launch to follow in 2012. Later this year Wheely was launched in Moscow, Russia. The company has roughly 3,000 drivers internationally.
Currently available in London, Moscow and other major Russian cities Wheely will expand its footprint to Paris in 2019.
2010 — founded in Zurich, Switzerland;
2012 — launch in London and Moscow, setting new standards in luxury ride-hailing;
2013 — expand to St. Petersburg;
2017 — introduce Mercedes-Maybach cars under the Wheely Luxe service in Moscow;
2018 — successful London relaunch to drive the UK market;
2019 — set to reach Paris in Q3.
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