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Old 14th June 2019, 18:33   #1
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Default Bajaj Qute now available in new UberXS category

According to a media report, Uber has launched the Bajaj Qute quadricycle in its new UberXS category. The new category has been introduced on the Uber App from June 13, 2019. Initially, it will only be available in Bangalore.

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The Bajaj Qute comes in petrol and CNG variants. It is powered by a 216cc, 4-valve, water-cooled engine with fuel injection. On petrol, the engine puts out 13 BHP @ 5,500 rpm and 18.9 Nm of torque @ 4,000 rpm. When running on CNG, the peak output drops to 10.83 BHP and the torque is restricted to 16.1 Nm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. All UberXS rides will be powered by CNG.

The claimed fuel economy of the Qute is 43 km/kg of CNG. The low running costs and the size are said to make it ideal for intra-city commutes, especially in congested cities like Bangalore. The vehicle can seat up to 4 people including the driver.

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This is good. I hope they legally phase out auto rickshaws in Bombay and replace them with these.
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I was expecting this to happen for good, sooner or later. Good that Uber has taken the initiative. Cheap and safer last mile connectivity is always welcome. Now Bajaj also gets to sell some Qutes, and Uber gets to start something new. Kind of a win-win for both companies, I guess. I hope Uber keeps the fares closer to autorickshaws rather than cars, though.
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Default Re: Bajaj Qute now available in new UberXS category

I hope this becomes successful. The last time TaxiForSure had come out with Nanos. They ran for a few months, and then disappeared into thin air.

The Qute is certainly a good option for replacement for autorickshaws. The government is talking of having on e-rickshaws from 2023 (IIRC), but for some reason they aren't talking of phasing out these very unsafe contraptions from the road.
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This makes more sense than those huge sedans within city, hope its restricted to peak hour traffic, 10Bhp seems too low for carrying 4 people beyond 40km/hr. For comparison, Ather's scooter puts out 20NM of torque compare to 16NM
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