NYC: Yellow Taxi vs E-hail, How a driver makes a choice.

In this simple comparison, we look closely on the pros and cons of leasing a Yellow Taxi versus leasing Black car using E-Hail in New York City. Please share your comments or other factors that might influence your choice.

Revenue Yellow Taxi E-Hail (UBER, LEFT,GETT..)
1 Working shift
  • Day Shift: 5 am to 5 pm
  • Night Shift: 5 pm to 5 am
Car available 24 hrs.
2 Estimated daily cost $105 (Day Shift) + $11 credit card + (number of trips * $0.50 MTA) + (number of trips * $0.30 Accessible Program) + Gas $425 / 7 days + 30% of the total revenue + Gas
3 Flexibility Flexible shift Flexible shift or work on rush hours
4 Cash/Credit Cash and credit Only Credit
5 Number of Jobs Over 25 trip Less than 15 trip
6 Jobs duration Mostly Short trips Mostly long Trips
7 Tip Most of the time Tip is offered. Likely NOT to get offered any tips
8 Payment Guarantee Likely to lose money:
  • Run away customers
  • Credit card problems
Pay guaranteed by e-hail.
9 Hard/relaxed Very hard More relaxed
10 Reputation
  • Trusted by New Yorkers
  • Old people
  • Tourists
  • Business men
  • Young generation
  • Other US visitors
11 Business out of Manhattan Less chance More chance

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