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Green is the New Black; Lyft Expands their EV Offerings

Posted by: RideGuru Team Apr 18, 2023

9 comments

Image Credit: Lyft.com

 

Recently, it seems like Uber and Lyft are in a tight race to be the first rideshare platform to reach 100% Electric Vehicles. Both rideshare companies have stated that they plan to be fully EV within the US by the end of 2030. Uber just announced a new partnership with bp to help transition drivers to sustainable vehicles and Lyft is expanding their “Green” business mode to more cities across the country.

“We’ve seen an explosion of interest in EVs — and once a driver or rider gets into an EV, they’re more likely to prefer them moving forward. By rolling out ‘Green’ across the country, we can nudge riders to take more sustainable forms of travel, helping us reach our shared climate goals sooner and ultimately reducing our carbon footprint faster. It’s a win/win for riders, drivers, and the communities we serve,” said Paul Augustine, Lyft’s Director of Sustainability.

Lyft’s Green mode for business riders was only available in Portland up until this week. Now Lyft has expanded this option to 14 new areas, including San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Boston, New York City, Chicago, San Diego, Washington, D.C., Austin, Denver, Orange County, Sacramento and Phoenix. 

This isn’t the first bit of “Green News” for Lyft this year. This newest development comes on the heels of another new initiative aimed at helping drivers switch to EV’s. Lyft has also launched a new business toll to help businesses track their total emissions.

If you would like to take advantage of Lyft’s newest program here are the steps you will need to take. First, you will have to set up a Lyft business profile:

Once your business profile is set up, you are ready to order your first “Green” ride by following the below steps.

 Happy Ridesharing!

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     1 year ago

    Ha,

    Not sure what lyft charges, but usually you are looking at $500 + a WEEK to rent an EV.  Charge times are 1hr to 2 hrs.  this means you have to earn $500 a week before you earn in your pocket.  The pay is so low now that you will most likely have to work 36 hours minimum before you start putting money in your pocket.  In some markets more than 40 hours... in which case you are still only making a low wage instead of overtime.  You are also having to stop and charge for hours instead of 5 or 10 gallons of gas in a few minutes for every 300-600 miles. That is a cost of $26,000 a year, plus charge expenses... with no equity earned.   Pease be sure to tip your drivers, they are being taken advantage of.

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