Uber to roll out fuel surcharge in United States with surging gas prices


Uber Technologies Inc stated on Friday US clients, excluding New York City, could have to pay a fuel surcharge beginning March 16 because the ride-hailing agency tries to handle considerations of drivers and couriers hit by record-high gasoline prices.

Customers could have to pay a surcharge payment of both 45 cents or 55 cents on every Uber journey and 35 cents or 45 cents on every Uber Eats order, relying on their location. The cash charged will go instantly to the employees, Uber stated.

The surcharge will final for at the very least 60 days after which it should make changes based mostly on suggestions from employees and clients.

The transfer comes as many Uber drivers have been protesting on social media over excessive gas prices which have been consuming into their earnings whilst the corporate raised its profitability outlook, with some asking if it was nonetheless price getting behind the wheel. 

Western sanctions following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, a significant oil producer, had crippled world oil commerce and will additional carry gasoline prices.

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The surcharge comes as many Uber drivers have been complaining on social media about excessive gas prices.
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

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