|Platforms:||Android and iOS|
|Places where you can use this app:||Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Gurugram, and Gulbarga.|
|Pros:||Easy to use, affordable, payment convenience, loyalty program|
|Cons:||Users complain of technical glitches, where it takes a longer time to end the ride.|
Are you tired of traffic jams and just simply want to ditch the traffic congestion and travel smoothly without any hassle? Or do you want to kill the boredom from sitting at home for a long and being unable to travel or meet your family and friends because you fear contracting COVID from public transportation? Or else you simply can’t resist your love for cycling and dying to hit the road? Whatever might be the reason, now there’s an excuse to smile because there is a platform to answer all your questions.
Yulu provides compact electric bikes under the product name ‘Yulu Miracle’. Besides e-bikes, it also has the options for normal bicycles under the name ‘Yulu Move’ for those customers who would like to commute by cycling instead. Where this comes in handy is to bridge the far cry of connectivity for commuters. The metro or bus service can only take you to a certain point, but for numerous metropolitan Indians, the shortest distance from there to the office or home is the real issue. Now with Yulu rentals, no need to argue with an auto-rickshaw driver or book and expect a cab, both of which are likely to cost you higher as well. The charges of bicycles start at Rs 10 for the first 30 minutes and then Rs 5 for every subsequent 30 minutes. Pause Charges – Rs. 5 for every 30 min and a peak of Rs. 30 between 6 pm to 10 am. Regarding e-bikes, the rate depends upon the tariff in each city. For taking a ride it’s necessary to pay a refundable security deposit of either Rs. 199 or Rs. 100 again depending upon which city you are in.
To rent a Yulu Bike or a Cycle, you would like to download the app and register. The app will assist you to find a corresponding Yulu Miracle or Yulu Move zone and you’ll receive a QR code, which may be scanned on the bike or cycle to unlock it and then put it on another Yulu slot after completing and finishing the ride. The app has many exciting features like showing how many calories burned, distance covered, etc. You can keep money in the wallet in the form of Yulu money for future rides. It also provides benefits to users with ‘Yulu Coins’, the company’s loyalty program with which you can unlock many offers. Besides, it also rewards its users through Yulu money under the refer and earn scheme.
The YOOF team would recommend it to everyone. The service was launched in Bengaluru and has since expanded to Mumbai, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Gurugram, and Gulbarga. Yulu Bikes also wants to ease traffic jams and therefore the resulting pollution in Indian metros. As long as pollution levels in most Indian metros, especially the capital, are among the very highest in the world, and vehicular smoke only adds thereto, this is often definitely a step in the right direction. But consistent with online reviews by users, Yulu features a few glitches that require to be figured out. According to some, the battery gets discharged too soon and they need to change their vehicles and end their ride frequently because of a faulty vehicle. Sometimes it takes a lot of time to unlock a vehicle and end the ride which increases the bill. Also, there are a few complaints about the vehicles not being properly maintained. I would rate this app roughly 3.9/5. We would urge every commuter, cycle lover, student, and environment lover to try this app.