Baja Qute, a newly launched vehicle, is receiving huge endorsements as it comes to provide solution for first mile and last mile transportation needs in Ghana.
Among celebrities who have endorsed the car so far are Ama K Abebrese and skit star Mmebusem, who is otherwise referred to as Ghana Jesus.
Cadmus Investments Ghana Limited, a fully indigenous Ghanaian company, in partnership with Bajaj Auto, the world's largest manufacturer of three-wheelers and the largest exporter of two-wheelers from India, launched the compact quadricycle vehicle on Thursday.
It is powered by an all new water-cooled DTSi, 4-valve engine that has an impressive fuel efficiency of 36 kmpl* and a max speed of 70km per hour. It is easy to drive, compact, lightweight and has an extremely low carbon emission of 66 gm/km*.
It has been designed in response to requirements of cost effectiveness, first and last mile public transport across the world by optimizing size, weight, cost and speed.
The Qute meets the European Quadricycle norms and cleared the European whole vehicle type approval.
In Ghana, Bajaj Auto would sell the Qute through its sole distributor, Cadmus Investments Limited. The vision of Cadmus Investments is to provide a low-cost transport solution that would change their lives for the better, allowing people to have access to efficient, maintainable vehicles and reliable after-sales infrastructure they can count on.
Apart from Ghana, Bajaj Auto has commenced exports of Qute to over 35 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Ama K, who was the host of the car launch ceremony in Accra, told NEWS-ONE that “I love the car. It's cute and affordable. I recommend it to everyone.”
Mr. K S Grihapathy, President, International Business, Bajaj Auto, said, “Over the years, our 3-wheeler has become a part of the social fabric in many countries. Apart from being an effective first and last mile transportation solution, it also provides employment to millions. With Qute, we are now raising the bar and ushering in a new solution of transportation that is cleaner, safer and more comfortable.”
Mr. Abdulai Pangasur, Managing Director, Cadmus Investment Limited, added that Bajaj is a renowned manufacturer “of Boxer motorcycles, which is the number motorcycle brand in Africa and the Bajaj RE which is the fastest becoming a favorite last mile transportation in Ghana. We are happy to partner them in creating a new segment of intra-city transport with the Qute.”
The launch on Thursday in Accra was attended by Deputy Minister for Transport, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, Mmebusem and many others.