How many miles do Uber and Lyft drivers put on their cars?
The Guru Take
Full-time drivers can put 1000 miles a week.
A full-time Lyft and Uber drivers can easily put more than 1000 miles a week, which can translate to over 50,000 miles in a year.
(According to the Taxicab Factbook published by New york's TLC, a typical taxicab drives 70,000 miles a year. However, this is a slightly different stat as this applies to the car and not the driver.)
I will add that how much one drives can vary significantly between drivers. Uber and Lyft drivers are independent contractors and can choose their own hours and work locations. In other words, they can drive as much or as little they would like.
Where and when they drive also will play into how many miles they drive. For example, if they drive in urban areas, each trip will be shorter and they will drive overall shorter distances. This is in stark constract to trips taken from/to airports and in the suburbs. If they work during rush hours, the trips will also be shorter than usual.