Uber, Enterprise Launch Car Rental Program in Denver

Uber's mobile app platform. Photo courtesy of Uber.
Uber's mobile app platform. Photo courtesy of Uber.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Uber are partnering to launch a car rental pilot program in Denver. Enterprise will provide rental cars to Uber drivers by the week or month, according to a report by the Denver Post.

"What we're trying to do here is lower the barrier to entry for someone who does want to work with Uber but who does not have a qualifying car or doesn't have a car at all," Andrew Chapin, Uber's head of vehicle solutions, told the Post.

Uber drivers can use their own cars to drive passengers but the vehicles need to be clean and in good condition.

By partnering with Enterprise, Uber drivers can receive a car rental rate of $210 per week, plus taxes and other fees, and a $500 refundable deposit, according to the report. The charge is automatically deducted from the driver’s earnings.

The companies picked Denver because of the city’s size and the driver demand for ride-sharing services. Additionally, Colorado became the first state to authorize ride-sharing services, according to the report.

Click here for the full Denver Post report.

Comments

  1. STUART STILLMAN [ December 2, 2015 @ 12:53PM ]

    $210 A WEEK FOR UNLIMITED MILEAGE, AND INSURANCE INCLUDING "FOR HIRE" LIABILITY?

    MOST TAXI OPERATORS IN MY AREA PAY $500 A WEEK FOR THE OLD CARS THEY DRIVE.

  2. Joshua [ December 2, 2015 @ 01:06PM ]

    I would be wary of the 'other fees' aspect, especially as it does not specify unlimited mileage at all, or that it includes the specific liability coverage for this type of rental.

  3. Fred [ December 2, 2015 @ 01:47PM ]

    Be careful, Enterprise is known for the bait and switch routine. Double check the charges.

  4. Mike [ December 3, 2015 @ 03:04PM ]

    To the above. It is 2500 miles/month or prorated. Regarding the insurance question, not too sure. I know insurance companies are new into the "gap" coverages.

  5. william [ December 31, 2015 @ 06:30AM ]

    the comment of not trusting enterprise is correct they cannot be trusted AT ALL enterprise is a company that baits and switch in a drop of a hat
    maybe it is a good marketing strategy but for me it is not a trusting company be aware EVERYBODY

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