I have been driving for over 2 months now and am averaging $1.28 per miles driven, when $0.56 is taken away accounting for gas, depreciation, etc. I am left with $0.72 per mile driven for uber. Doing 12+ hours, you really amount to approximately 75,000 miles driven a year. Uber will continue to get suckers for a long time, hey there are over 6 billion people in this world, but I can tell it is a disruptor certainly not a sustainable business model. What I fail to understand is how come all these investors keep investing in this company.
It is possible at 1 million trips a day Uber most likely has $540 million gross revenue per year.
Uber can survive and thrive only if the taxi business closes and Uber starts paying uber drivers as much in fares as a taxi gets.