Uber: New fare increment takes effect May 11
Ride-hailing company, Uber has increased the rate of its economy option (UberX) by 13 percent in Lagos state from May 11, 2021.
According to an e-mail sent to its drivers the increment will reflects a time-based pricing.
“At Uber, we remain committed to providing a reliable earning opportunity for driver-partners, as well as a reliable and affordable service for riders. With this in mind, starting 11th May 2021, we are increasing prices on UberX by about 13%.” the message read.
The new billing structure will affect both peak and off-peak periods. It also reflects time-based pricing that enables drivers to earn more at certain periods during the day.
Monday 08:00 am – 12:00 pm and Tuesday – Friday 05:00 am – 12:00 pm – Minimum fare: N538; Base fare: N237; Per kilometre fare: N70; Per minute fare: N12.
Other time periods – Minimum fare: N575; Base fare: N255; Per kilometre fare: N75 and Per-minute fare: N12.5.
Recall that some Uber and Bolt e-cab drivers in Lagos recently asked the e-hailing companies to immediately increase fares being charged by the operators or they would embark on strike.
The drivers under the aegis of Professional e-hailing Drivers and Private Owners Association (PEDPA) in April called for the immediate upward review of e-cab fares to reflect the current economic reality in the country.