The introduction of Uber into Ghana has made comfortable transportation and more job opportunities available to Ghanaians. Through Uber, you can now earn money by being a driver even if you don’t have a car. You can also register your car or fleet of cars to be used by Uber without driving yourself- this is also an avenue to earn. Uber, as a comfortable ride-hailing service in Ghana, does not own a car of its own, rather it provides a platform that connects riders with drivers nearest to them.
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Not all cars can be used for Uber business. It’s best to use affordable cars when you want to venture into the Uber business. The best cars for Uber business must have the following features:
- Good fuel economy
- Easy to maintain.
- Clean, neat interior and exterior
These features will make you as a driver earn more for Uber business and also make your passengers comfortable during the ride. Here is a list of the most affordable car for Uber business in Ghana:
In Ghana, KIA PICANTO is arguably the most popular car used for the Uber business. The car is cheap for purchase and also easy to maintain. The fuel economy of Kia Picanto has greatly influenced the preference most Uber drivers give to the car. The Kia Morning has a fuel consumption of 29.23 kmpl. The interior is neat and comfy as it is spacious enough for all 5 people to enjoy. It has 4 doors qualifying it for Uber.
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Kia Picanto comes in 1.0-, 1.1-, 1.2- litre petrol engines. It is very fuel-efficient, offering almost 20km per litre of fuel. It comes in both 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions.
With Toyota Yaris, you get good value for money. This model comes recommended if you want to save well on fuel costs in your Uber business. It comes with a wide range of transmission including a 5-speed manual, a 4-speed automatic, a 6-speed manual diesel, and a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission or shiftless transmission).
Toyota Camry is widely accepted in Ghana for its low fuel consumption. It is especially good for Uber business. It boasts of a combined MPG of 27. The cost of maintaining a Toyota Camry is also relatively cheap.
The Toyota Camry outwardly is a beautiful car with above-average trunk space. The interior is also beautifully designed to deliver a comfortable driving experience that your riders will love. Toyota Camry is usually available in various trims including L, SE, XLE, and XSE.
Exciting features found in this brand includes child safety locks, brake assist, traction control, and electronic stability control, 4-wheel ABS, varying engine sizes like 2.5 litre 4-cylinder engine and the 3.5 litre v-6 engine etc.
The Hyundai is another great vehicle for Uber business. It is a low-cost urban vehicle that is durable and comfortable which means your riders will enjoy your services.
Hyundai i10 comes in both 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions as well as different engine specifications – 1.0-, 1.1-, 1.2-litre petrol and 1.1-litre diesel. The Hyundai i10 is impressive on fuel consumption, offering almost 22km per litre of fuel, a good quality needed for profitable Uber business. The cost of maintaining a Hyundai i10 is also considerably cheap with the spare parts readily available in Ghana.
Other features found in the Hyundai i10 include air conditioning, electric front windows, foldable rear seats to increase cargo space, CD audio system, passenger and driver airbags, central locking, and front and rear crumple zones. This car promises a jolly ride for both riders and passengers.
This list won’t be complete without including a Toyota Corolla. Although a bit expensive in terms of cost than the other models above, it still offers good value for use in the Uber business. The interior is roomy and comfortable, with features your riders will love. The cost of maintenance is also cheap as the spare parts are readily available at cheap prices.
Basic features of the Toyota Corolla include a brake assist, electronic stability control, traction control, daytime running light, and child safety locks. Some of the notable features in 2015 are a telescoping steering wheel with accessory controls, a CD stereo with iPod connectivity, Bluetooth streaming audio, a 60/40 split folding rear seat, side curtain airbags, and traction control.
This car is not too expensive to own. It is fuel-efficient which implies you will save up more in the future on fuel purchase.
Uber Vehicle Requirements in Ghana
- Model year 2000 or newer
- 4-door car
Good condition with no cosmetic damage
Valid 3rd party vehicle insurance sticker (Commercial comprehensive insurance is recommended) Roadworthiness sticker
You can maximize your earnings on your Uber business by choosing these affordable cars.
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