We drove a Car2Go down to the 4th Annual San Diego Brewers Guild Festival, and after 3 hours of beer sampling, driving home to Pacific Beach was not an option. We tallied up $40 in Uber promotional credits at various events around town, so we thought we'd give this 'high end car service' a try. We concluded that Uber is way nicer than taking a cab, far more convenient, and it comes out to about the same price, so why not embrace this new trend in transportation?
Uber is a company based in San Francisco that has gained popularity due to its innovative take on summoning a car service - you just tap your Uber App, and a car will be to you within 10 minutes. It took about half that time when we tried it out. While Uber only offers black sedans (think Lincoln Town Car) and SUVs in San Diego, they recently began offering hybrid options in New York and San Fran. Word on the street is that option is coming to San Diego soon. Rates will vary from city to city, but in general hybrids will cost 30 to 40 percent less than Uber’s black town cars.
For more information on Uber including an outline of fare rates, visit the website for Uber San Diego, download the App, and get moving!