Uber Dumps Uber Black and SUV in Connecticut

Uber just dropped its Black and SUV services in Connecticut, replacing them with a new service called “Premium”.   The new service appears to require the same Black cars and SUVs, but prices have dropped 27%-30%.

For those of you who have invested in a luxury black car or SUV, once again Uber has with no warning, decided to screw you.

This is just a heads up that this change might be coming to a city near you.  So, if you’re thinking about investing big bucks into a premium vehicle, you might want to check twice (or three times)!

What this means is if you have an expensive black car or SUV and made $50,000 last year, now you will make $35,000 for the same amount of work.  The new Premium price in Connecticut is lower than Uber’s original uberX fares.

I don’t know when Uber is going to stabilize itself and realize they have a lot of people depending on them.  But I had a friend who just purchased an SUV to drive for Uber and was making good money with it.  I was even starting to think about getting one (although I despise SUVs).  I’m so glad I didn’t.  The minute you put a little money into it (for them by the way), they pull the rug out from under you.

Old Black Car rates for CT:  $3.75 per mile / $0.65 per minute / $7 base fare / $15 minimum

New “Premium” rates for CT:  $2.70 per mile / $0.45 per minute / $5 base fare / $10.45 minimum

Old SUV rates for CT:  $4.50 per mile / $0.80 per minute / $14 base fare / $25 minimum

New “Premium” SUV rates for CT:  $3.50 per mile / $0.60 per minute / $6.50 base fare / $12.45 minimum

Check your driver map and let us know (in the Comments) if you’ve seen this where you are.

4 thoughts on “Uber Dumps Uber Black and SUV in Connecticut”

  1. This rate change is a slap in the face to CT Uber Black drivers. Is not enough that the CT Uber Black drivers are not allowed to pick up fares in NY state and they are only payed tolls for one way trip. But not CT Uber Black drivers are worth 25% less than any other Uber Black driver in US.
    If Ubet wants to increase ridership in CT they should put some money into advertising. As they do in NYC.
    Half of CT don’t know about UBER and 90% of business travelers are not using Uber Black.
    A little targeting advertising will go a long way. Instead of squeezing the drivers more more of their hard work money.

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