Zoomcar launches autorickshaw self-drive service

Zoomcar, the Bengaluru-based car rental firm, has launched what it claims is India’s first autorickshaw rental service. Greg Moran, co-founder and CEO, Zoomcar, said the company had launched a pilot scheme renting out autorickshaws in Bengaluru and a few other cities.

The company hopes the service will become popular in congested cities as clients would be able to negotiate busy roads while driving an autorickshaw. Zoom Auto, as it has been branded, will be available at a rate of Rs10 per hour.

Zoomcar offers car rental service in Bengaluru, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Chandigarh.

The self-drive car rental service enables clients to rent vehicles by the hour, day, week or month. The company offers hatchbacks at Rs60 to Rs80 an hour (from Mondays to Thursdays) and Rs80 to Rs140 an hour (Fridays to Sundays and peak season).

It also offers sedans at prices ranging from Rs110 to Rs190 an hour, SUVs at Rs110 to Rs250 an hour and luxury cars from Rs220 to Rs430 an hour.