When you request an Uber Black, you will get to ride a high-end vehicle, say a black Tesla Model X, with a top-rated driver behind the wheels. It is also the most expensive Uber service available.
About Uber Black
Uber Black is Uber’s on-demand luxury ride service.
It is part of the company’s broad range of ride types (differentiated based on their level of affordability, degree of luxury, and the number of passengers allowed in the ride). Uber Black predominantly has a fleet of commercially registered black premium sedans and SUVs.
Are all Uber Black drivers professionals?
Yes, all the drivers that a rider will match with will be professional drivers with commercial driver’s licenses and auto insurance. The company has specific requirements for the drivers and vehicles to qualify for the job. Also, all drivers have to maintain a rating of 4.85 or higher.
Which car can you expect to get when booking Uber Black?
The vehicle that comes to pick you up will differ from city to city owing to vehicle requirement variations. However, generally, when a rider requests this specific ride type, they can expect to ride in a specific model of Cadillac, Tesla, Chevy, BMW, Audi, Lexus, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, and Volvo, among many others.
Rest assured, the company has a set of explicit vehicle requirements for the vehicles in this particular category. Every vehicle in the fleet will be in premium condition and no more than 6 years old. Your ride will have a black exterior as well as a black interior (leather or vegan leather).
How can you request one?
- Go to your Uber app and enter your destination. The app will auto-detect your current location as your pick-up address. You can change it if needed.
- At the bottom, tap “Black.”
- Tap “Confirm Black.”
- You can select your payment method. If you have an Uber Cash wallet, you will be automatically charged upon arrival at your destination.
- Once the app matches you with your ride, you will receive driver and vehicle details on the app with a real-time vehicle tracking map.
Should you book an Uber Black?
Given that it is Uber’s most premium and expensive ridesharing alternative, it offers an unrivaled level of a luxurious trip to the rider. So, if you wish to indulge in a 5-star ride experience, you can request Uber Black.
Customers with exposure to corporate spending accounts, belonging to the upper-income group of the society, or simply the want to splurge on a special event usually prefer Uber Black for a luxurious experience. Overall, it’s an excellent choice for impressing your companion en route to a birthday dinner or captivating clients before a business meeting.
Does this ride-type come with a pre-scheduling option?
Yes, like Uber’s other rideshare alternatives, you can make an Uber Black reservation up to 30 days in advance. It allows the rider to pre-plan their commute well in advance. Riders can enter their pick-up and drop-off location along with the date and time of the ride to book it.