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  1. Kurt Halfyard

    This is How An Electric Vehicle Can Work For RideShare

    PAX: "Is this an EV?" Me: "Well, it is, until it isn't." This is the beginning of a conversation that I have at least 10 times a week with riders on LYFT. I certainly do not mind this conversation, as I started doing this side-hustle to maximize the utility of a depreciating asset (my car)...
  2. transporter007

    First Waymo Jaguar I-PACE Hits The Streets Of San Fran

    The Jaguars will join Waymo’s fleet of 62,000 self driving Pacifica Hybrids. Together, they will equal one quarter of all the taxis and limousines in America. https://cleantechnica.com/2018/07/15/first-waymo-jaguar-i-pace-hits-the-streets-of-san-francisco/ Waymo is intent on creating an...
  3. I

    Lyft keeps cancelation fee.

    I picked up first pessenger and second passenger added automatically. When I reached to pick up second pessenger but it did not show up. So, I tapped ‘no show up’. It didn’t get paid for cancellation fee but Lyft kept all the cancellation fee.
  4. T

    Prius Love

    Especially in Urban markets, Prii seem to be the go-to econobox to haul pax. The driving experience is an acquired taste I've come to savor. I'd love to see how others have shown their Prius some love. Post your Prius! I'm rocking a Super Dirty 2012 Prius II in Winter Gray Metallic with 123k...
  5. DJTrxxa

    I dumped UberXL for a hybrid

    Just wanted to tell my story with UberXL, I started driving Uber/UberXL with a Chevy Trailblazer, I would get one or two uberXL a day if I was lucky, Some from the airport , But my big days would be the Chippewa/Allen street night crawls with a group of 5-6. Sometimes it seemed the pay was worth...
  6. M

    What Uber XL car do I buy?

    Sorry this is such a long post. I am brand new to Uber and am so excited in my new job role! Facts: 1. I am disabled and haven't worked since 1993. I only make $848 a month. 2. I never ever considered Uber or Lyft, since I didn't want to put the wear and tear on my personal car. 3. My...
  7. G

    Hyrecar

    Just a few questions. I’ve researched the Hyrecar platform and although it is a bit buggy it does seem lucrative if utilized correctly. My main concern... is there any data showing the demand for cars to rent for ridesharing on Long Island? I have a few contacts that can get me hybrid vehicles...
  8. Fostel

    OK, hybrid and electric vehicles supporters...

    check this out!! http://www.saferemr.com/2014/07/shouldnt-hybrid-and-electric-cars-be-re.html
  9. jewy1130

    Looking for a hybrid rental

    Hello I am interested in renting a hybrid vehicle from a private owner. Just trying to get a feeler for some prices.
  10. Do0dles

    Prius or Camry Hybrid?

    Hi, first time poster. Was curious to hear feedback on why/why not get either a Prius 2016 or 2017 Four Touring or a Camry Hybrid 2018. Figure the 2016 Prius would help with depreciation costs and is nicer looking than the 2017, but am thinking the Camry had more knowledge to work with given its...
  11. MadMax7

    What car do you use?

    So what car do you guys use? Also, how many kms per week on average? Anyone use a Prius? I drove cabs for a while and imo it would be the ultimate uber car to use. Fuel economy (obviously) was second to none. (Between 4 and 5 litres per hundred). It was also very roomy. I could fit 4...
  12. Toronto

    Hybrids

    Hi everyone I drive 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid and my average city and highway fuel consumption is 6.3/100km on 87 octane. Basically I do all the pools rides and on weekdays when is slow I just Cruse around to find a ride!!! People asking me what if Battry goes bad? Well I will buy used battry for...
  13. Fostel

    What estate car to choose? Advice needed ASAP. Thanks.

    Dear UberPeople! I am reading this forum since a while but now I decided to speak as I seriously need to get some advice from you guys ASAP. I am living in the UK and I am a licensed private hire driver. I have been researching since months and I still have no clue what car to buy. Recently I...
  14. K

    Seeking advice

    I am going to start driving for Uber and maybe Lyft. Looking for some thoughts/advice: 1. Pros and cons of Toyota Prius. Seems like a hybrid is a good idea. 2. Tips on entering into a lease including hidden pitfalls 3. Suggestion for miles on lease. I am plan on being just a part time driver...
  15. LAHertzXchangePartner

    Hello from Xchange Lease Partner in Los Angeles, Ca

    Hello from Los Angeles. My name is Douglas Chin and I work with a local dealership that offers only pre owned, newer model cars. Our dealership was just selected to collaborate in the Xchange Lease Program offered by Uber. And after reading many horror stories and speaking with actual clients...
  16. MoneyMitch

    Camry or Camry Hybrid

    Hey everyone: I'm thinking about trading in my 2011 Toyota Camry LE (135k miles) for a used 2014 Camry Hybrid (with about 30-50k miles). Considering that I would be Ubering part time (3 days/week) and traveling long distance to another independent contracting job, I would be driving around 50k...
  17. M

    Toyota camry hybrid for uber?

    I recently read in another thread that some guy was using his 2012 wrx for uber, certainly cars like this up the standard on what cars people will be expecting, with passenger having high standards and wanting to get high end vehicles and paying peanuts, do you think the camry will be enough, i...
  18. SynergyDrive

    Cooler temperatures = better mileage?

    I was just wondering how many hybrid drivers notice improved MPG's when temps are cooler in the IE? My Gen 2 Prius gets lower MPG's the more I run the Air Conditioner. Averaged 40 MPG during last heat wave with a new set of tires.
  19. Jay67

    Prius around 400 a week?

    I have a suburban now but with the mileage, lowered expectations, and via waitlist, it is too much to handle. I'm about to head to tower and other companies in the area tomorrow. But would anyone have any advice on where to find a good priced prius or stretch version? Thanks for reading
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