Cadmus Investment Ghana Limited, a fully indigenous Ghanaian company in partnership with Bajaj auto the world’s manufacturer of three-wheelers and the largest export of two-wheelers from India, has launched a compact quadricycle as a solution for the first mile and the last mile transportation needs in Ghana.
The vehicle has been branded as ‘Qute’.
The Qute is powered by an all new water-cooled DTSi, 4-valve engine that has an impressive fuel efficiency of 36 kmpl* nd a max speed of 70km per hour.
During the launch on Thursday December 19, Titus Glover, Deputy Minister of Transport said : “The government and the president Akufo Addo value the contribution of drivers in the country.”
“Because every professional whether you are a medical doctor, accountant, a pharmacist or a lawyer you will be driven by a driver on the road”, he added.
“Their lives are in the hands of these drivers therefore nobody should see himself if you are a driver that you are useless. The profession of a driver is equally important like any other profession in this country, we need to protect the people they are driving on this roads”, the Deputy Transport Minister emphasised.
“So for us in the ministry of transport we will always support a project like this where the Ghanaian is supported with his partner that they want to come with some investment that will improve the transportation needs of our people”, said Mr. Glover.
For his part, Mr Abraham Joseph, Chief Technology officer, Bajaj Auto said : “We have applied all our two-wheeler expertise of light weight vehicle engineering and super efficient powertrain technology based on DTS-i, to create the Qute.”
“We use high strength steel body along with impact resistant plastic closure to achieve this. The small displacement high performance 4 valve engine uses closed loop fuel injection and triple spark ignition. Couple with the 5 speed gear box it gives outstanding fuel efficiency and emission performance. The engine is water closed for long life”, he added.