The popular ride service hailing company, Uber has partnered with Bajaj Auto for the launch of its all-new quadricycle, Qute. The passenger vehicle is available in UberXS services. The all-new Qute is basically a four-passenger vehicle including the driver. It runs on four wheels and is developed in a lightweight platform. It is not like other passenger cars in the market.
Generally, Uber has included a new section known as UberXS, which will allow its customers to enjoy Bajaj Qute rides in the city roads. As you all know, the small Qute is the most controversial vehicle till now. It has been criticised by many companies who think it’s not safe for city rides. Bajaj has been delaying the launch of its quadricycle due to several stay-orders and cases. Quadricycle was developed to provide comfortable rides compared to the rickshaw.
As per the company, quadricycle is safer to be used as a public carrier. It is shocking that the vehicle has been finally approved after 6 years of its official debut. The company said that Qute comes with the low running expense which is a great alternative to rickshaws that are used now as public transports. It can be easily operated with dash mounted sequential shift gears. Each Qute can be booked via UberXS rides. The vehicle will run on eco-friendly CNG fuel option that claims a mileage of 43km/kg.
Uber will now notice Uber XS on the application which is already available. The services are offered in Indiranagar, Kormanagala, HSR Layout and some other parts of Bengaluru. This is just the starting as the company will enhance and expand the services in more cities. The vehicle runs on a 216 cc, single-cylinder, twin-spark motor offered in the mono-fuel variant. So, you can select between petrol or CNG. The petrol variant makes13 bhp power at 5500 rpm and 18.9 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The CNG unit delivers 10 bhp of power and 16 Nm of peak torque.
Commenting on the partnership with Bajaj Auto, Nandini Maheshwari, Head, Business Development, Uber India & South Asia, said, “We are delighted to partner with one of India’s most trusted names, Bajaj Auto, to launch Bajaj Qute on Uber XS in Bengaluru. At Uber, we constantly work towards transforming the mobility landscape of cities, with technology at the heart of our solutions. This partnership is an extension of Uber’s commitment towards lowering transportation costs, enhancing asset utilization and improving rider convenience.”
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