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Uber announces travel service on electric Tuk-Tuks in Brazil | Vehicles

Uber announced a new modality in its application in Brazil: the Tuk-Tuk. For now, the service is exclusive to Vitria, capital of Esprito Santo, and can be requested directly through the company's application starting this Wednesday (29). According to Uber, the vehicles are electric and arrive to be a more affordable travel option, in addition to providing a different experience for the user.

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Electric Tuk-Tuks trips are available starting this Wednesday (29) Photo: Divulgao / UberElectric Tuk-Tuks trips are available starting this Wednesday (29) Photo: Divulgao / Uber

Electric Tuk-Tuks trips are available starting this Wednesday (29) Photo: Divulgao / Uber

The vehicle is a kind of motorized vehicle and can be rented by drivers from Movida, a car rental company. Each Tuk-Tuk has the capacity to carry two people in addition to the driver, and promises to be a good choice for quick trips.

According to the company, this new modality was developed with the intention of meeting the high demand for mobility in the city during the beginning of the year. To order a Tuk-Tuk, just have the Uber app installed on your Android or iPhone (iOS) phone, and the option is available for both cash payments and card via app.

To order, just choose the option in the Uber app Photo: Divulgao / UberTo order, just choose the option in the Uber app Photo: Divulgao / Uber

To order, just choose the option in the Uber app Photo: Divulgao / Uber

The vehicles arrive in Brazil through Movida and can be rented by any driver with A license (motorcycle only) or AB (motorcycle and car). Interested parties must request pick-up at one of the company's physical stores in Vitria and wait up to 24 hours for authorization. To help implement the modality, the company will offer free of charge in the first three days of rent, with the possibility of canceling the loan at the beginning of the fourth day.

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