US Uber imposes fuel surcharges, electric car charges are also controversial

Affected by the global epidemic and the Russian-Ukrainian war, energy prices have risen sharply around the world, and the United States is of course no exception. Uber has therefore added a temporary fuel surcharge, which has caused controversy as electric vehicles are also levied.

Liza Winship, Uber’s head of driving operations in the U.S. and Canada, recently blogged that in a special situation, passengers will have to pay an additional $0.45 or $0.55 temporary fuel surcharge each time they use Uber service for 60 days, and Uber Eats will also add 0.35 per order per order. USD or CAD 0.45 surcharge.

Uber said the surcharge would be fully passed on to the driver to offset the cost of rising fuel prices, and that even if you drive an electric vehicle, the surcharge is a way to encourage drivers to transition to electric vehicles. However, she also acknowledged that it is difficult to buy an electric car at the moment, including factors such as insufficient supply and high prices.

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