FLORIDA – The price of each UBER ride in Florida will increase on March 16.
The ride-sharing company said in a statement that a new “temporary” surcharge on Uber rides and Uber Eats orders will help drivers and couriers offset the record cost of gas prices.
The surcharge is set at $0.55 per ride and $0.45 per Uber Eats order in all Florida markets. Charges are based on the average distance traveled as well as the increase in gas prices over historical averages.
Uber plans to continue to monitor gas prices over the next 60 days and reassess them. The temporary surcharge will begin on March 16.
“We know drivers and couriers are feeling the effects of record high prices at the pump, so we are rolling out a temporary fuel surcharge to help. directly to drivers and couriers. We hope that this temporary measure will help ease the burden, but we will continue to listen to feedback and may make changes in the future. Importantly, we are also using this moment to strengthen our efforts to help drivers transition to electric vehicles,” said Liza Winship, Driver Operations Manager for the United States and Canada.
Temporary charges are designed to reduce the burden of high gas prices, not to cover the full cost of a tank.