Uber announced this morning UberSELECT has launched in Calgary, along with the opening of a new office in the city, called Green Light Hub, to allow staff to “better serve” Calgarians looking to partner with the company.
UberSELECT is the ridesharing company’s high-end service which offers luxury vehicles and “highly rated drivers”, to take them on a “a big night out that won’t break the bank.”
According to the company’s UberSELECT requirements, vehicles must be 2007 or newer, must be a higher end sedan or luxury SUV, have leather seats, plus functioning A/C and heating.
Ramit Kar, General Manager for Uber Western Canada, said in a statement “I’m very pleased today to announce the official opening of a new Uber office to better serve Calgarians looking to earn a flexible income as drivers-partners. Furthermore, we are happy to start offering UberSELECT services to Calgarians looking for a luxury ride at an affordable price.”
At a press conference, Kar said Calgary now has over 70,000 riders using Uber’s app and nearing 1,500 drivers, reports the Calgary Herald.