The smart car application Careem announced on Tuesday that they will now increase their prices to cope with the recent increase in petrol prices. According to Saudi Gazette, the hike of oil prices has already affected Careem’s drivers and the company due to Saudi’s cost of living.
We are increasing our prices in the light of the new fuel prices which were increased by between 80 percent to 112 percent
Careem KSA Co-Founder Abdullah Elyas (via Saudi Gazette)
Some trips might take less time, and won’t be worth with the petrol prices
…Elyas added, so the increase in fare prices for Careem customers had to be reviewed in order for the captains and the company not to lose money.
They also announced it on social media
سوف نقوم غداً الثلاثاء بإعلان أسعارنا الجديدة آملين أن تكون الزيادة حجر الزاوية الذي يحقق نظام مالي عادل لعشرات آلاف الكباتن السعوديين. pic.twitter.com/luAERdOTt5
— كريم السعودية (@CareemKSA) January 1, 2018