DC, We’re Bringing a Little More Choice to Transportation
You asked for it, we’ve listened. In the spirit of freedom, we’re bringing a little more choice to transportation with SUV requests. Here’s how it will all work:
Our default option will get you a classy black car. It’s the same great service, prices, and experience as before. Although you may end up getting a larger vehicle, we can only guarantee cars in this category will seat 4 people. Note: if you choose Black and an SUV picks you up, pricing for the Black option will apply.
What so many of you have been waiting for: SUVs. With seating for up to 6 people, now you can roll deep without fear of someone having to Uber alone. Whether you’re spending a night out on U Street or in the Atlas District, or taking the whole family to the airport, we’ve got you covered with just the kind of car you need.
To choose what type of vehicle you want, you’ll need to use either our iPhone or Android apps. At the top of the map, select the type of vehicle you want. Set your pickup location, hit request, and boom, you’ll be able to watch an Uber coming towards you on your app. As usual, we’ll send you a text when your driver is on the way, and another when the driver has arrived.
We want to be really transparent about pricing for the new SUV option, so we’ve made it really easy to see the rates right from within the app: all you have to do is select the car types icon in the top right corner.
We’ve wanted this feature as long as you have, and we’re absolutely thrilled to bring it to you this summer.
– The Uber DC Team
We have developed a new pilot program – Xchange Leasing – which is a leasing option administered by an Uber subsidiary and designed to fit with the flexibility that drivers value most. The Xchange lease is one of a kind, and offers value that traditional auto leases do not provide. Unlike most multi-year leases that have high fees for early termination, drivers who participate in Xchange for at least 30 days will be able to return the car with only two weeks notice, and limited additional costs. The program allows for unlimited mileage and the option to lease a used car, with routine maintenance also included.
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