Uber drivers made 10 billion trips
173 trips and deliveries began simultaneously on Sunday, June 10, at 10:12pm GMT. With these rides Uber exedeed of 10 billion trips. These 173 trips took place in 93 cities in 21 countries on 5 continents: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, India, Jordan, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Uber also shared some interesting facts about these 173 trips. For example, Latin America took the first place for most simultaneous trips on a continent. In five countries riders were at the drive-thru chewing something delicious. The shortest trip from those 173 trips was an Uber Eats delivery, only over half a mile, while the longest trip – a 41-mile trip to the airport in Denver. And five passengers have used Uber for the first time!
“We wouldn’t be where we are today without the incredible drivers, riders and cities we serve,” Uber concluded.
The company’s previous milestones include surpassing a million trips in 2012, and two billion in 2016. It took 8 years and 10 days for Uber to hit 10-billion ride from the very first trip (June 2nd, 2010). More than a half of all trips, 5 billion, were made during the last 13 months (from May 20th, 2017).