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.
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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