How, when and where do you work charging into an Uber day? How does it affect your overall time window of the day?
My usual Post-Pandemic day is up to a 12 hour window with two one hour breaks. If I hit my weekday daily goal of $250, I might end early. I crank as hard as safely possible on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to hit their minimum Quest bonus which requires 40 trips, which is difficult for me given that I accept the long drives.
The second break is usually at a DCFC charger and I charge for 45-60 minutes and many times, nap, too.
When I full-time drove Uber before the Pandemic a full charge at home was enough to cover my Uber day, with the exception of one day a week that Uber would send me to another County and I would DCFC there before using the Direction Finder to find me drives to come home. That way I had enough juice to cover every ride offered to me.
Now Post-Pandemic and with gasoline drivers turning down long rides because of the price of gas (and the Uber fuel allotment of only $.55 per trip irregardless of length), I am offered and always take the long trips. Now the algorithm knows this and offers me many long trips including to other Counties.
Add on the fact that I now charge only to 93% due to the battery recall (I have not received the GM software update), this need to DCFC charge has flipped my experience to maybe one day a week not needing the DCFC or the 2nd break.
I am trying to put off getting the new battery as long as feasible, so that I burn my 1,000 per week on the old battery, but it looks like I will have to get the new battery installed end of July. Then the new battery increased range plus 100% charging might put off the need for the DCFC's on my 2nd break.
Since March 13th, my mileage has gone from 33,000 to 48,000.