1:34pm Mar 13, 2022
Uber is feeling the sting of record-high petrol prices and will roll out a temporary fuel surcharge on all trips in Australia.
In a statement, Uber Australia’s Head of Driver Operations and Marketplace Emma Foley said the surcharge would be calculated per-kilometre and would last for 60 days.
Riders can expect to pay an extra 0.50c on an average trip, with drivers collecting 100 per cent of the surcharge.
Uber riders will be hit with a surcharge following record-high petrol prices. (Getty)”While earnings on our platform remain elevated compared to historical trends, we’ve heard from driver-partner feedback that the recent sudden spike in petrol prices is having an impact,” she said.
“To help, we’re rolling out a temporary (60 day) fuel surcharge on all trips in Australia.”
Petrol prices have skyrocketed to record-breaking amounts over the past week, with U91 seen as high as $2.29 a litre in Victoria.
The petrol price pinch comes as oil prices surge in the wake of Russia’s invasion on Ukraine.
Ms Foley said the surcharge would help ease the burden of fuel cost on its drivers.