Big Apple Car

New York State and New York City Certified Woman-Owned Minority Business

2000 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year ® Award Winner

Fuel Surcharge Details

Big Apple Car's imposition of a fuel surcharge is dependent upon a weekly review of the Department of Energy's report of retail gasoline prices in the New York City region. If this report, which can be accessed online at:, reveals that the average cost per gallon of premium, reformulated, unleaded gasoline for the previous week exceeds $2.99, Big Apple Car shall impose a surcharge based upon the extent by which prices surpassed this $2.99 benchmark.

There is no surcharge if the average cost per gallon is less than $2.99. However, if the price of fuel as reported by the DOE continues to escalate while this rate book is in effect, Big Apple Car reserves the right to increase the fuel surcharge beyond the cap previously set forth.

For VIP Gold, the surcharge currently being imposed is 5% of the total value of the job.

The fuel surcharge is calculated according to the following formula:

If the weekly Retail Gasoline Price for NYC, premium grade, as reported by the DOE is: Then the Fuel Surcharge on Local Trips (NYC) is: And the Fuel Surcharge on Borough Trips is: And the Fuel Surcharge on Out-of-Town Trips is:
$3.00 - $3.50$1.00$3.00$5.00
$3.51 - $4.99$2.00$4.00$6.00
$5.00 & above$4.00$6.00$8.00