Uber has announced the expansion of its product offering in Ibadan with the launch of UberMoto, a two-wheeler low-cost alternative and smart mobility option for city residents to navigate traffic quicker and effectively to get from one place to another.
UberMoto extends on current product offerings already available in the city with safety, reliability, and convenience just a tap away, residents of Ibadan are now able to travel around the city by requesting the well trusted motorcycles (Okadas) which are now available on the Uber app.
Launched as a low-cost alternative option, UberMoto’s minimum fare starts at NGN100 offering riders a 78% lower-cost alternative. The service is initially being launched in Ibadan, where Uber began operations in October 2021, with UberX.
Tope Akinwumi, Country Manager for Uber in Nigeria explains: “As we recover, we know we need to continue to offer solutions that respond to consumers who are looking for smart mobility solutions while providing new revenue streams and earning opportunities for drivers.
“It makes sense for us to launch a product that will help passengers get to their destination quicker, which is where we can leverage our technology and we are excited to introduce UberMoto to make this a reality.”
UberMoto carries the same door-to-door safety features as any other Uber option such as Injury Protection, 24/7 support, including driver background checks and screenings.
Uber’s goal is to always provide innovative products and services to help improve the rider and driver experience on the app. “We are excited that we are able to expand our options and provide an opportunity with a wider and more cost-effective range of options for both the riders and drivers in the city while navigating traffic seamlessly,” concludes Akinwumi.
To request a trip on UberMoto, riders need to simply open the app and tap on UberMoto, they can then select cash or card as their payment option. Riders will also be able to see whether others have had a good experience with the UberMoto drivers and will be able to contact each other via the app if there is any confusion around pick-up details.