Uber, the software company that allows drivers and riders to connect has expanded its services from low fare ride to a higher fare ride, which is called the Uber Black. Uber Black is much more expensive as compared to Uber XL and Uber X. Among the three types of Uber, Uber Black is the premium one. If you select or request for Uber Black, be prepared to hop into a more luxurious car and arrive at your destination in style. In other words, Uber Black is essentially the luxury version of Uber X.
Similar to the other Ubers, Uber Black also must fit into some vehicle requirements. For example, the model of the cars must be manufactured after year 2012 with minimum 2.0cc with leather seats. There must be no cosmetic damage, no commercial branding and no large passenger vans or commercial or heavy duty trucks. Uber Black is currently only available in Kuala Lumpur areas with a base fare of RM7 and cancellation fee of RM5 as well.
Despite its higher fare, Uber Black is still very popular due to its premium service. Many are willing to pay for the higher fare in order to have a better ride. For this category of Uber, the cars that are commercially registered and insured are usually the luxury sedans. Luxury vehicles are used in this category of Uber that include Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Nissan Teana, Hyundai Sonata, Mercedes E-class and BMW 7-Series. This is the most common and convenient option for those of you who wish to have a high end service. For Uber Black drivers, this can be a good option in earning some extra income as many people have classed Uber Black as one of the best ride services.
As mentioned, the base fare for taking an Uber Black is RM7. You will then be charged at RM0.30 per minute and RM2 per kilometer once you step into the car. Here are some examples of fare for your considerations but it definitely varies depending on the traffic on the day that you request for a ride. A short distance from KLCC to Jalan Bukit Bintang will cost about RM13 – RM15, from KLCC to KL Sentral will cost about RM26 – RM34, from KLCC to Bangsar will cost about RM28 – rm37 and from Subang Jaya to Publika will cost about RM65 – RM70. Riding with Uber Black from Kuala Lumpur to airports, either KLIA1 or KLIA2 will cost RM300, which is a flat rate.