Lyft, the ridesharing giant, has entered into a partnership with Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions (EVCS) to provide exclusive charging discounts for Lyft drivers in California, Oregon, and Washington. The collaboration aims to incentivize Lyft drivers to adopt electric vehicles (EVs) by offering substantial savings on charging expenses.
EVCS, touted as one of the largest and fastest-growing electric vehicle fast charging networks on the US West Coast, will extend tiered discounts to Lyft drivers for both Level 2 and DC charging. These discounts are designed to make EV adoption more economical for Lyft drivers, potentially saving them hundreds of dollars annually on charging costs.
The tiered discount structure ensures that Lyft Pro drivers, a distinguished category within the Lyft platform, enjoy the most significant reductions in charging expenses. The discounts are applicable to both pay-as-you-go and subscription-based charging models. Under the subscription model, drivers can choose between ‘Unlimited Anytime,' offering 24/7 access to charging stations, and ‘Unlimited Off-Peak,' allowing charging between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Erin Gray, Senior Director of Product at Lyft, highlighted the importance of overcoming barriers to widespread EV adoption, particularly the accessibility of fast and affordable charging. The partnership with EVCS addresses this challenge and represents a strategic move to encourage Lyft drivers to make the transition to electric vehicles.
EVCS, established in 2018, operates more than 900 chargers and positions itself as a key player in advancing the electric mobility landscape on the US West Coast. The partnership with Lyft signifies a step towards enhancing charging infrastructure for rideshare drivers, contributing to the broader goal of increasing EV adoption and reducing the carbon footprint of transportation.