There’s no Uber without our driver partners. We’ve said this, you’ve heard us say this, and today we’re reiterating just how much we mean it. Taking feedback and suggestions from our hundreds of thousands of driver partners, we have launched ‘Uber Plus’ today. Uber Plus is a driver rewards program that offers them benefits such as free doctor consultations, concessions on education modules, access to micro loans, faster airport pickups, and savings on vehicle maintenance costs.
These points will be earned over a fixed period of every three months and can be accumulated to unlock higher tiers such as Blue, Gold, Platinum and Diamond, which in turn will enable driver partners to access better rewards.
After an initial pilot phase in Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh and Mumbai, Uber Plus has now been rolled out across 10 new cities in the country- Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Pune, Kochi, Guwahati and Jaipur.
All rewards and offers are only available to drivers who use the Uber driver app, are participating in Uber Plus, and meet applicable criteria.
How it works
- Uber Plus is a tiered rewards system with four levels: Blue, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. All drivers in the 13 cities will start at the Blue tier. To unlock rewards in the Gold, Platinum or Diamond tiers, drivers need to maintain at least a threshold star rating, a low cancellation rate, and a threshold acceptance rate. Drivers earn points on every trip during a fixed 3 month period which go towards unlocking a status. Drivers earn more points for trips done during peak hours.
- Drivers can learn about Uber Plus, see available rewards, and track progress toward their goals directly in the rewards section of the Driver App. Riders will also be able to see a driver’s Uber Plus tier in the app when they request a ride.
- Drivers are not adversely impacted if they don’t take trips. This is a reward programme designed to enhance the experience of drivers choosing to use the Uber app.
- The rewards program will ensure higher savings for driver partners, along with access to exciting rewards as they continue to drive with Uber.