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Old 21st April 2016, 10:31   #1
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Default Driven.in launches Driven Cafe in Hyderabad

Driven by you has launched a "Driven Cafe" in Hyderabad. This cafe will provide coffee, self-drive car rentals, self-ride bike rentals and bicycles rentals.

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The Driven Cafe will offer a fleet of cars that will range from the Tata Nano to the Porsche 911, bikes from the Honda Activa to the Kawasaki ZX-14R and Triumph Rocket III and bicycles from manufacturers such as Cannondale and Surly on rent. At present, the Driven fleet consists of 150 cars, 50 motorcycles and 7 bicycles. The company plans to update these continuously, when newer variants are introduced by manufacturers.

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Driven by you has introduced two tariff plans called "Zero Mileage" and "Unlimited Plan". Individuals need a valid driving license, Aadhaar card and credit card to avail the self-drive and self-ride rental services, which are priced from Rs. 299 to Rs. 29,999 per day (apart from a security deposit).

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Driven's cars and motorcycles are comprehensively insured and have a valid rent-a-cab & rent-a-bike licenses. The cars are equipped with GPS devices.

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At present, Driven by you operates in Hyderabad & Secunderabad, Vizag & Vijayawada. Over the next 3 years, it is looking to open at least 14 Driven Cafe outlets and 24 self-drive, self-ride locations in different cities. In the first phase, the company will launch its operations in Chennai, Bengaluru, Goa, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Udaipur. In the second phase, it will start operations in Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Nagpur, Lucknow and Shimla.

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To support its growth plans, Driven will expand its fleet of cars to 3,000 cars and 1,500 bikes over the next three years in two phases.
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Just checked out their website.
http://www.driven.in/cars-hyderabad.html

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I don't understand why the pricing scheme is so complicated . It looks similar to UBER/OLA (surge pricing, minute charges, per km charges, etc...) where the customer will end up paying a lot in the end.

They should at least have few examples how much it will cost in different scenarios.
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The volvo S60 option looks good.
Costs Rs6900 for full day with 350Kms limit. Good enough for a day trip!
Works out to be Rs20 per Km. Even Meru charges pretty much the same for a Logan!

The Volvo V40 looks even more tempting. Rs 4499 for a full day with 350Km limit!

Supercars options are quite expensive though!

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Nice cafe, thanks for sharing Aditya!

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Costs Rs6900 for full day with 350Kms limit. Good enough for a day trip! Works out to be Rs20 per Km. Even Meru charges pretty much the same for a Logan!
If you rent a Meru, cost of fuel & driver is included. Not the case with Driven.in.

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Supercars options are quite expensive though!
10k for a Mini Convertible is so worth it - means a heck of a lot of fun! The RS5 & 911 Carrera are pricey, but where else would a regular enthusiast get the chance to experience these cars? Also, I'm sure their price can be bargained down as the premium cars won't exactly be hot in demand.
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If you rent a Meru, cost of fuel & driver is included. Not the case with Driven.in.
Hi GTO,
It's website states in column No5 of the pricing chart:
Unlimited Kms*. Cost per Day (INR)
*FUP of 350 kms/ day applicable

It does not mention anything about the fuel cost anywhere. Or am i missing something?

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Unlimited Kms*. Cost per Day (INR)
*FUP of 350 kms/ day applicable

It does not mention anything about the fuel cost anywhere. Or am i missing something?
FUP = Fair Usage Policy (for wear & tear).

From the T&C:

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2 You confirm and agree that the vehicle shall be returned with the same quantity of fuel and physical condition that it was hired out to you in.

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V40 Diesel really feels like the biggest bargain in terms of price. Just 4.5k per day for unlimited km.
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How do they handle the security deposit part.
Is it blocked on the credit card and then released when the vehicle is returned?

I have not used such a service and am actually recommending it to a friend who can rent a bike for a couple of hours, before he decides if he wants to buy or not.
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