Seattle, Your UBERx is Arriving NOW!
Seattle, how awesome would it be to open the Uber App and have the option to request a cheaper, greener car? After over a year in the making, we are SO VERY excited to present you with…UBERx.
WHAT IS UBERx?
UBERx is the answer to what y’all have been asking from us for a long time. A cheaper, greener ride. Our goal is to make this option mostly hybrid vehicles with a few sedans added to the mix for you to request with just the tap of an app! Initially, UBERx will be in BETA. What does this mean? We are working our booties off to get more supply to meet demand. But don’t forget, you will always be able to get a ride with BLACK or SUV!
UBERx pricing in Seattle offers the exact same rates as Taxi, but with no need to tip, so you’ll be able to get the Uber experience for less than a Taxi in the Emerald City.
UBERx! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?
So, why have we not launched UBERx until now? Well, we have been trying to come up with the best way possible for us to offer Seattleites a cheaper and greener option to get around. Other companies have come to Seattle to do this, and the City has not stopped them. Our question then was: can we provide this service and continue to provide the most Uber experience possible?
We think we can — and here’s how.
Unlike other companies, we are not going to compromise on the safety of our passengers and the convenience of our service. All UBERx driver-partners will go through a background and driving history check — and most of them will work for limo companies and have Chauffeur or For-Hire licenses. At the time of on-boarding these driver-partners onto our platform, the Uber Team will be following a similar checklist that all cars go through with the city for vehicle inspections. And just like Uber BLACK, there will be total accountability: you will know who your driver is and be able to rate them at the end of every ride.
How is this different than BLACK or SUV? While your door might not be opened and there might not be water waiting to wet your whistle, UBERx is a great lower cost option, loves the environment (We know you like that, Seattle!), and offers the same great driver rating system as BLACK!
So there you have it. The newest way for you to get around Seattle, just the way you like it…with the tap of the Uber app! Super stoked? Tweet your excitement with #UBERxSEA
Jen, Brooke, Travis, and Bryce. Your Uber Seattle Family
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