Your next Uber ride home or to the airport might cost you a little more than you expected thanks to rising gas prices across the country!
The rideshare app is adding a “temporary fuel surcharge” to fares to help drivers pay for increased gas prices around the country the company announced on Friday and if you were using Uber or Lyft to escape paying for gas then you might have to rethink your strategy.
According to Uber, customers will pay a surcharge of either $0.45 or $0.55 on each Uber trip and Uber Eats customers will pay either $0.35 or $0.45 on each Uber Eats order depending on your location.
The good thing is that the entirety of the surcharge will be passed on to drivers and the plan is for the surcharge to be in place for the next 60 days so you might have to adjust how much you tip your driver or pay for a ride depending on how much you're willing to pay extra.
Might be time to re-learn riding a bike just to save money regardless and look great for the summer!