Uber, which is the largest cab hail service provider has partnered with Bajaj Auto. Under this collaboration, Uber will be launching a extra small cab service which will include Bajaj’s quadricycle called Qute. This service has been made available in Bengaluru already. XS will be a new category in Uber and users will be able to see it and book from June 13 on the application. Geographically, for now this service is limited to regions such as Indiranagar, Kormanagala, HSR Layout and parts of the outer ring road in Bengaluru.
Regarding the partnership, 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.”
As this XS category to our knowledge will only have this Bajaj Qute for ride, it will come handy for both the driver and customer, because it promises low cost of maintenance and Qute rides will see lower fare rates as compared to normal cabs. Qute comes in either petrol or a CNG variant but Uber has decided to employ only the CNG variant for cab service. It will prove more suitable for Urban traffic conditions as this vehicle claims a mileage of 43 Km/Kg in CNG. It is powered by a 216 cc, single-cylinder, twin-spark engine which develops 13 bhp of power at 5500 rpm and 18.9 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm on petrol and just over 10 bhp of power and around 16 Nm of peak torque in CNG mode while paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.