Transportation is a major part of our daily lives. We move to and from work. We run our errands between several locations. These are mostly done in the central business districts where traffic is rife. To save time spent on transportation, it is often a good idea to use the services of taxis or ride-hailing companies such as Uber, Bolt and Yango.
Opportunities like these spell business opportunities for those willing to contribute to the solution. Hence, a good number of Ghanaians get employed in the transport system one way or the other.
Ride-hailing is a business that you can do passively for good income. To start an uber (and other) business, the vehicle or car to use is the main decision hence we created this list to simplify that for you.
We will share with you 10 common cars or vehicles used for any of these transportation businesses be it Uber, taxi, Bolt or Yango.
These vehicles were selected based on the basic requirements to operate such as business specifically as stipulated in the Uber Ghana recommendations.
6 Best and Most Affordable Cars For Uber Business In Ghana
1. Kia Morning/Picanto
The Kia morning also manufactured under the Picanto name tag has been In the Ghanaian market since 2004.
The Kia Picanto is one of the popular vehicles most of the big cities in Ghana. Evidently, it is the preferred choice for urban dwellers. This largely due to the patronage of ride-hailing services.
The vehicle comes in a 1.1-litre diesel and 1.0-litre gas engine. The Picanto transmission options are a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic.
The Kia morning has a fuel consumption of 29.23 kmpl.
The interior is comfy as it is spacious enough for all 5 people to enjoy. It has 4 doors qualifying it for Uber and Bolt in Ghana.
Kia Picanto/Morning is also a great choice for private use and taxi services.
2. Hyundai i10
The Hyundai is another great vehicle for a ride-hailing business in Ghana. It is also suitable for a taxi due to its desirable features such as its cost implications, durability and comfort for the driver and your clients.
Hyundai commenced manufacturing in 2007. Since then, the i10 has gained popularity in Ghana as a low budget urban city vehicle.
The engine variations are 1.0-Litre, 1.1-Litre, 1.2-litre petroleum, and 1.1-litre for diesel. Like the Getz, the i10 has both 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions.
The i10 has a fuel consumption of 20 kmpl.
The Hyundai has more power than the Hyundai Eon. And will be a pretty good choice.
3. Hyundai Getz
The Hyundai Getz is one of the economy vehicles which was manufactured by the South Korean Company. Manufacturing for this vehicle ceased in 2011 after close to a decade of production.
It runs on a 1.1 litre and 1.6 litres for petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine. The Getz is fuel-efficient. Compared to the Hyundai Eon and i10, the Getz stacks up better.
It comes in a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission. The interior has enough room for 5 people to sit comfortably including the driver.
When it comes to fuel consumption, the Hyundai Getz takes up to 16.8 kmpl.
The Hyundai Getz also has 4 doors qualifying it for all requirements for both Uber and Bolt.
4. Hyundai Eon
The Hyundai Eon is a small vehicle characteristic of Uber and other ride-hailing vehicles in Ghana. It has a 5 seater capacity with 4 doors.
Since its inception in 2011, it has been used by quite a lot of road users in Ghana. It is powered by an 0.8- litres engine with a 1.0 litres option too.
The fuel consumption qualifies to be called efficient at 22.03 kmpl. The interior is much like the other vehicles on this list.
But it has better fuel economy than Kia Morning. It consumes at almost the same rate as the Suzuki Alto.
5. Daewoo Matiz
The Daewoo Matiz, later rebranded as the Chevrolet Spark to reflect the new ownership of Daewoo. The car originally debuted in 1998 by Daewoo.
The second generation took over in 2002 when GM acquired Daewoo. The vehicle is a good fit for the purposes of ride-hailing services and has been reported be to a highly rated car.
Its fuel consumption stands at averagely 18.5 kmpl. When it comes to engine capacity, the Daewoo Matiz has 0.9, 1.1, and 1.2-litre petrol engines and a 0.9-litre diesel engine.
The Daewoo Matiz has a 5 seater capacity and 4 doors.
The vehicle is comfortable and can serve as a very good vehicle to do business with.
6. Suzuki Alto
Suzuki Alto also is known as the Suzuki Alto 800 is a nice looking car. The Vehicle is a result of a partnership between Suzuki and Maruti. It was previously called Maruti Alto.
The Alto has gained some level of popularity over the years and has become a preferred choice for starting a ride-hailing business.
The vehicle was made to be a low budget solution for urban dwellers. It has low fuel consumption making it a good option for uber and other services.
The fuel consumption on this vehicle is also moderate as it takes 22.05 kmpl.
The Alto’s 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre engines make it one of the lowest in consumption in our list.
Uber Ghana Minimum Vehicle Requirements
- A working radio
- Air conditioning
- Four Doors
Bolt Ghana Vehicle Requirements
- Be manufactured in 2005 or later
- Have air conditioning
- Be a private vehicle (government, taxi or rebuilt vehicles are not eligible)
- Have a valid Third Party/Comprehensive Insurance
- Have a valid Roadworthiness Certificate.
Our ride-hailing round-up list was arrived at based on a number of factors. First is the Cost, second the consumption, comfort, engine and the durability of the vehicle. Ghana is full of some rough roads which require some endurance. Cost is a big factor when it comes to business. In this case, the vehicle should cost less to buy and fuel consumption has to be moderate to allow for low operational costs.
We advise you to use these key points to make your choice. Do let us know what you decide in the comments section. We cant wait to hear your decision.
We believe Buying A vehicle to start your business should be as stress-free as possible hence this guide. Do let us know what else you may need to get your business started.