Uber Black is Uber's premium service, and in many cities, this service is already full. There are a limited number of Uber Black cars allowed in each city, so before you decide to take this on, check with Uber if there is a position available. If there isn't a position free, it could be due to a private fleet operator that has taken up a number of positions. You can apply to be a driver in a fleet, all you have to do is pay the monthly fee, and the fleet owner does the rest. If this is not for you and if there is a position free, then you can buy a car and apply.
UberBlack income is higher than UberX. UberX pays around $1.018 while UberBlack pays $3.55. UberX expenses work out at $0.31 per mile. UberBlack is around $1.41, which means an UberBlack driver will receive $2.14 per mile. UberBlack rides are more infrequent that UberX, most drivers have been known to reach $7,000 a gross income.
UberBlack is a professional limo and chauffeur service. There are strict requirements for cars and drivers. The car must be black with a black leather interior and can only be on the list of cars approved for UberBlack. The driver must have either a commercial insurance policy, a TCP or livery license.
Here are the details that you need to provide to get authorization to be an Uber Black driver:
- Receive Uber confirmation that UberBlack/SUV is open in your city
- Have a TCP or livery license
- Select the car
- Goto DMV for commercial registration
- Buy commercial insurance
- Get a car loan or buy it in cash
- Get an UberBlack/SUV drivers status
UberBlack Vehicle requirements
Uber black cars offer a luxury sedan service, and all cars must meet the following requirements:
- Luxury seats for 4 or more passengers
- No more than ten years old
- At least four doors
- Only be a Sedan
- Registered in State of use
- Valid commercial insurance
- Driver must have TCP or livery license
- Airport permit for a specific city or cities.
- Must be a black vehicle with black interior
- Clean and well maintained at all times
Here is a list of the Uber Black cars as well as a short review of each car.
The new Acura MDX costs around $43,000 to $59,000+, and include extra low seating, an extra camera, stability control, and a lane departure and blind spot warning system for avoiding accidents. Passengers will love the rear seat reclining chairs, rear ventilation, and lots of leg space. Used cars prices range from $30,000 upwards, so the price is mid-range for an expensive car. Something to consider.
BMW Active Hybrid 7
BMW Active Hybrid 7 costs drivers between $24,000 to $66,000+ and their features include a 'limousine' experience with its additional leg room; an impressive 10-speaker sound surround system; and multi-zone climate control. Since this is a hybrid car, drivers will appreciate this hybrid 'eco-friendly' system. Another feature of Hybrid driving is the good mileage, so this car offers a good return on its price.
The Cadillac SRX was produced between 2004 and 2015; drivers will pay between $26,000 and $45,000+ for one of these mid-size luxury SUVs. They have lots of storage and plush seating. Passengers will enjoy these models, especially when they sit back and relax to the full bumpless and smooth ride. The best option is the 2012 or newer models. The price for the 2012 model makes this a very good buy indeed, and the overall size is so impressive that passengers tend to like this option for airport rides and full car rides.
Jaguar XF is Jaguars mid-size luxury/executive car drivers will expect to pay between $31,000 to $63,000+. Jaguar XF provides a luxury experience in a four-star crash test rating. This car has won numerous awards. Drivers that want a full entertainment experience will love the highly-rated sound system. Another amazing effect the Jaguar XF has is its exceptional design that makes for a lot of head turning. UberBlack drivers seeking a self-marketing car, cannot go wrong with this one. This car is so out there that many passengers seeking an Uber Balck experience will go out of their way to get a ride in this one.
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Land Rover Range Rover Sport is Britains mid-size luxury SUV. UberBLACK drivers will expect to pay around $34,000 to $145,000+. These vehicles have three ride-height air suspension options; a full set of terrain response settings; and a plethora of other features. In all, this is an exceptional ride and value for money when using a used car; a new one might take the fun out of the ride. This is also a perfect car for rural and country driving, and if the passenger wants to go off-road, this car can handle it perfectly. One of the sturdiest 4x4 cars around.
Porsche Macan is Germany's luxury sports crossover SUV that will cost between $49,000 and $91,000+. It provides excellent seating for drivers and passengers and gives a powerful turbo-charged ride. The Macan handles better than most other vehicles in its class, making it a great ride car and a perfect UberBLACK option. The Macan cargo space is enough for airport rides, and the sleek Porsche reputation is maintained by this exceptional vehicle. This is also a head turner, and the name Porsche goes before it, so expect a lot of passengers seeking this baby out.