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.