Strong growth within the first three weeks
Only three weeks have passed since Uber celebrated its official launch in Berlin as the first German Uber city at Cookies Cream in Berlin Mitte. While demand was already high during our test phase, user numbers have exponentially grown since then. Also, as more and more drivers are joining Uber everyday, passengers’ waiting time has decreased. Right now, the median ETA (“Estimated time of arrival”) is approximately 5 minutes.
As more drivers join Uber, the diversity in the car fleet is also rapidly increasing: In addition to Mercedes S-Classes, more and more BMW 7 Series’, Audi A8s and VW Phaetons are joining the Uber network and roaming the streets of Berlin at any time of any day.
Another effect of Uber’s growing network is the inclusion of Berlin Tegel (TXL) in our regular service area. From now on, passengers to and from Tegel will be charged at the normal Uber rate, rather than the flat rate previously used.
Events & Conferences
In the last three weeks, Uber has also partnered with local events and conferences to ensure a stylish, safe and reliable ride for all participants, with great feedback from all sides. From the CEO Dinner last week to the MONGODB conference this week, Uber has partnered with over 20 small and big events since launch. Over the next weeks, Uber will be announcing more and more partnerships with big events and conferences to spread the #Uberlove to all Berliners.
Expansion in Germany – Next stop: Munich!
With Berlin’s success, Uber is spreading out to other parts of the country. We now have a team on the ground in Munich to prepare for our launch there.
Interested in joining the Uber team? Positions are still available and can be viewed on https://www.uber.com/jobs, together with other European positions to support Uber expansion across the continent.
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For questions, interviews or supporting material, please contact Daniel Michalczyk (firstname.lastname@example.org), General Manager Uber Berlin.