On-demand driving updates – October 2020

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In our monthly news summary, we pull together the latest ridesharing and on-demand driving updates so you’re always on top of your game. Here’s what’s happened in September:

The new COVID-19 rules in the UK 

In an effort to stop the spreading of the virus, the Government decided to adopt a series of new restrictions across England. Pubs and restaurants are closed for table service between 10 pm and 5 am, but deliveries can take place later.

To boost your daily earnings, try to take advantage of the increased demand around 10 pm by creating a driving strategy, and planning for the day.

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How to become a Bolt driver in London?

Are you thinking about signing up with Bolt? Keep in mind that as far as on-demand gigs go, you can do so much more with your car. Bolt continues to attract London drivers and signing up is super easy.

To help you get started, we put together a complete guide on how to become a Bolt driver in London.

Coming soon to our fleet: electric cars

Uber plans to become the world’s first zero-emission rideshare platform by 2040, and we want to help them achieve this ambitious goal. 

We’ll soon expand our fleet with new plug-in hybrid and fully electric models. Driving an EV means you’ll save the money spent on fuel and you’ll no longer pay the £15 Congestion Charge in Central London. 

Join the mailing list and be among the first to secure a new car.

Our fleet team and new on-site servicing

We’re proud to introduce our talented fleet department, and our new on-site servicing – both to help maintain the Splend cars, and help our members minimise their time off the road.

The team provides drivers with all the support they need, from service appointments and pointing them in the right direction.  

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The complete guide to electric cars for Uber

With Uber announcing their zero-emissions plans, it’s no surprise the demand for EVs has been rising. Uber is helping to meet this demand through their Clean Air Plan, which allows drivers to save up for a new electric car.

To help you prepare for the future and make an informed decision, we’ve created a guide that should answer most of your questions in the early stages of considering an electric car for Uber driving.

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Uber has launched Uber Quest 

With Uber’s latest launch, Uber Quest, drivers can now top up their income through an incentive programme on the app. It will allow you to unlock a lower service fee and keep more of the trip fare.

Uber is also in the process increasing the Central London fee for riders from £1 to £1.50. Make sure you check your Uber app for more information.

 

Self-employed workers grant increase 

The Government is improving the winter support schemes available to taxi drivers and other self-employed workers. The coming months are expected to be difficult, so they’ve announced an increase from 20% to 40%, meaning the maximum grant will increase from £1,875 to £3,750.

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