Our monthly news summary pulls together the latest ridesharing and on-demand driving updates so you’re always on top of your game. Here’s what happened in May.

Learn how to build a successful ridesharing business 

There are many advantages when it comes to being a rideshare driver. There are however, many responsibilities to ensure success. It’s essential to take your business seriously for the results to meet your expectations. We’ve pulled together some tips for creating and growing a successful, profitable, on-demand business. 

Read the tips for building a successful ridesharing business 

Make the switch to EV with the perfect PCO car – the Volkswagen ID.3 

With a 264-mile range and 35 minutes charging time to 80%, it’s no wonder the ID.3 is one of the most popular cars for Uber driving. Looking compact from the outside, it reveals plenty of space on the inside, holding the perfect balance for driving through London’s busy streets and offering passengers a comfortable ride.  

Learn more about the Volkswagen ID.3 

What is the best option to buy a car for Uber? 

There are many options if you want to buy a car for Uber, from car finance to car subscription. If you’re looking for a flexible, all-inclusive option, a car subscription plan is the ideal choice. Our rent-to-buy plan, Flexi own, covers everything you need to get on the road — car paperwork, rideshare insurance, car maintenance, replacement car in case of an accident and dedicated support via your personal Customer specialist.  

Read more about buying a car for Uber 

How can you use your mobile phone while driving? 

PCO drivers need to use their smartphones to do their job. However, to avoid getting penalty points and a PCN, you must know that you can only touch your phone while driving if in a cradle. You can also use it hands-free or with the help of the car’s built-in features.  

Learn more about the laws on using a mobile phone while driving in the UK