Do you know what UberSelect is? Well, it is Uber’s premium a little more luxurious ride option just above the regular UberX. UberSelect will exist together with UberX.
UberSelect was launched in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi with a touch of luxury and with only highly rated partners offering exemplary service.
“At Uber we are all about rider choice. We believe that our customers should be allowed more choice in the way they travel. This is the inspiration behind the introduction of UberSELECT, which is ideal for special events such as date nights and important business meetings. Across the world, we are constantly innovating to not only improve our technology but also increase choice to our riders and driver-partners,” said Uber General Manager for East Africa, Loic Amado
He also said the pricing for UberSELECT is determined by Uber’s pricing model that is used across over 600+ cities. Also taking into account local conditions as well as partner economics, which is the main consideration.
Cost of UberSelect.
The fare will be KES 10. A kilometer will KES 43, or an equivalent of KES 4 per min. The minimum fare is KES 300, and to cancel a ride you will part with a fee of KES 200.
Uber drivers in September had a strike complaining about Uber’s payment rates and also to be consulted before discounts and promotions are done. Uber reduced commission which was initially 25 percent to 15 percent.
Kenya has 363,000 active Uber users and five thousand drivers in Nairobi and Mombasa.