Uber and Lyft both added surcharges due to the rising price of gas. It’s strange, as they could have just bundled that in behind the scenes of the pricing, but instead want to bring it right out front. On the other side, the amount is about $.50 per ride, which may not really make that much of a dent in the overall gas budget of the drivers out there. Uber Eats also dove in and tacked on some coinage. The services said this was a temporary measure, but once a big company starts taking away from it’s lifeblood, the customers, it’s so hard to give it back.
Uber drivers told Insider Uber’s fuel surcharge, intended to offset rising gas prices, comes up “woefully short.”