Uber Canada on Wednesday began charging riders a 50-cent surcharge to help its drivers offset the rising cost of fuel.
The Uber Eats food delivery service will charge consumer adjusted fees on shorter trips to cover the equivalent of a 35-cent surcharge on every delivery
Uber Canada said 100 per cent of surcharges will go directly to drivers and delivery people.
The temporary fee is designed to reduce the burden of high gas prices, “not to cover the full cost of a tank,” the company said on its website.
Uber Canada said the fee is temporary but lasts for at least the next 60 days.
“We will continue to review feedback and monitor gas prices throughout that period,” the ride-hailing service said.
“While earnings on our platform remain elevated compared to historical trends, the recent spike in gas prices has affected rideshare and delivery drivers more than most,” Uber Canada said.