Uber Wants You To Share Your Car With Them & Earn; But It Could Go Really Wrong

Premium taxi service Uber which recently launched in India has done very something clever to increase the number of cars it operates at very little cost. Here’s how Uber tells the story:

Rammohan C B, a loyal Uber rider has now signed up as Uber’s Partner with his swanky Honda Civic. Like many cars in Bangalore, his car has several idle hours through the week. Rammohan saw an opportunity with Uber and converted his car into a licensed commercial vehicle. Within a few days Thomas, who drives his car, was logging on to Uber at flexible hours to give you folks a ride! We asked what made him, an experienced corporate professional and leadership consultant, become an Uber Partner and he says “Becoming an Uber Partner is the right thing to do if you are environmentally conscious and fiscally prudent. How about your car paying for itself and leaving more than a small change in your account every week?” Uber and it’s partners are revolutionising the transportation experience in Bangalore, and you can be a part of the story!

This is a really clever way of increasing fleet size with minimal investment. It also has the so called ‘green benefits.’ Overall, a very neat idea. But there are few ways it could go wrong for car owners.

Uber in India : Raghu Dixit
Uber in India

1. The Yellow Board & Meter

To run your private vehicle as a taxi, you’ll have to register it as a commercial vehicle. And taxis need to use a yellow number plate. If you don’t have one, you are running against laws. Which means, your swanky new car will have a yellow board, not something everyone likes. We don’t know how exactly this is going to work for Uber partners but Taxi’s also need to have a meter.

2. Wear and Tear

If you’ve just paid lots of money to buy that beautiful car you own, would you want it to be (ab)used by taxi drivers? We all know how they drive in a hurry. Forget general wear and tear, what happens if there’s an accident? How does one know for sure if it isn’t being misused?

3. Checkpost trouble

Taxis are stopped more often at check posts (for permits & checks) while private vehicles are not. This could be a major pain if you frequently go out of town.

What are your thoughts?

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  12. Hi,
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  20. Good Afternoon Mr. Mahapatra,

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    Regards
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  31. Hallo sir my name is vinay nair v from bangalore Whitefield I am interested on hiring your car on a rental basis before to which the terms has to be decided . My contact no is 8904099313 and id vin7.nair@gmail.com ping me once u free sir

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  35. Please share your contact details as I have one honda city and one swift desire for you.

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  36. I want to give my yellow board taxi – Tata manza on rent. Kindly contact me on my mobile number 9164819720, bangalore.

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  47. Hi All,

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  52. You should go to your nearest uber cab office with all paper of vehicle. Attach your car with uber & enjoy.

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  61. I have my honda amaze and i want to attatch it to uber. I will drive my car myself. Please explain the whole procedure to me. My contact no. is 8285653710

  62. I want to provide my i10 sportz for cab service. I have just purchased the car recently. What should i do?

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  65. I want attach my Suzuki baleno fully loaded Diesal car in Huber/ ola/ Meru my mobile # is 9900477825

  66. I have a Maruti Swift car which I want to give on rent. How do I do ? Where do I contact Uber cab in Surat (Gujarat) ?

  67. Its simple just go to the official website of uber from your desktop or mobile and then sign up with the company by filling an online form then uber will contact you and may call you to their office for training purposes and inspection of the car.And then you can just start earning money..
    Note:- Rumours say that Uber is gonna stop in Maharashtra so also attach your cab to ola cabs if needes

  68. Hi… Want to understand the business model and how can i get benefited by joining the uber team

  69. i want to attached my ertiga car with Uber in Mumbai/Navi Mumbai i have a driver also but i dint know how to attached my car with this co.

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  70. i posses honda amaze petrol version car. model 2014. can i get an opportunity to provide my car on rental basis.

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  71. Hi..I am interested to join your company and rent few cars to earn some money.please send me all

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  72. I have Ritz Vxi Delhi no
    It’s private car
    I want convert into commercial
    Because make some money
    What to do

  73. hi
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  74. I have a i10 grand diesel brand new car. Need to use to earn extra income my cell no is 7838620864

  75. Hi,

    I have a Maruti Eco 5 seater van with private number in delhi. I want to use my van with you

    So is there any possibilities

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