Uber is a rideshare business that operates based on an app, connecting riders with drivers. A rider makes a request for a pickup via the app, a driver accepts the request and goes and picks up the rider and takes them to their desired destination.
How much do drivers earn working for uber?
Uber drivers are making money from driving their own vehicles, and here in Russia, some are known to make as much as 4,000 roubles per month.
It is not a guarantee that you can make the same amount because of factors such as the time that you drive, tactics that you use to get work, the parts of the city that you work in.
Calculate how much you can make driving for uber using this calculator below
Uber Russia is currently operating actively in 16 Russian cities as listed below:
Now that you’ve signed up as an Uber driver/ partner, it is time for us to go through the driver requirements. There are minimum requirements that an Uber driver in Russia has to meet, and we have listed them down below:
Uber also does background checks on all of its drivers to determine whether they have any criminal or traffic offence history..
The Vehicle requirements for Russian cities are listed below.
They must pass the Uber vehicle inspection
All the required documents for both the driver can be uploaded through your Uber account. Processing of the documents will take a day or two before an Uber representative gets back to you with the next step to take.
Depending on the type of Uber services that you would like to give, there are further vehicle requirements. Below are the different Uber services offered in Russia along with their requirements as well as their charges.
UberX are the most common uber cars in the services. They consist of four doored sedans that can carry a maximum of 5 people, including the driver.
Vehicle need to be manufactured in 2007 or later and must come with Russian number plates. UberX consists of vehicles like the Honda Civic, Honda Accord, Mitsubishi Lancer and the Nissan X-Trail amongst others.
This are entry level luxury four door cars that can sit five or more passengers. To qualify for UberSelect the vehicle must be 2009 or newer. The fares are more expensive than UberX and target people who like riding in style. Amongst the cars that are included in this category include the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Chevrolet Cruze and the Nissan Almera.
Uber black offers professional chauffeur driven service with a few select cars permitted. The drivers need to have special permits or passes into the airports. The cars are black luxury sedans that target riders that afford the better things in life. UberBLACK vehicles can be sedans, semi-SUV’s and SUV’s, and they include vehicles like the Audi A7, Jaguar XF and the Mercedes Benz E class.
Below are some estimated fares charged by Uber.
Sheremetyevo International Airport to СЗАО
UberX – RUB 700.00
UberBLACK – RUB 1,900.00
Sheremetyevo International Airport to/ from СВАО/ ЦАО/ ЗАО
UberX – RUB 850.00
UberBLACK – RUB 2,200.00
Surge pricing happens when demand is greater than supply. Prices for rides will rise, and this allows the drivers to make more money while driving.
Now that you have your vehicle and requirements in place, the next thing to do is to download the Uber app onto your smartphone or tablet. You can do this from either the Google Play store or the Apple store. This app comes complete with an inbuilt map to show you where to pick your riders, and where to drop them off. It also comes with all of your driving records and finances, meaning that you can keep track of all your payments.
One can either choose to partner as a company or as an individual. If you have several cars, you can register as a company, where you can have different drivers driving those cars. You would have to create profiles for them on Uber, that they can work with. You can also drive when registered as a company.
As an individual, you register yourself and you’re the only one that can use your account or drive the registered vehicle.