General motor and Lyft partners together to launch their Express Drive short-term rental program exclusive to the Lyft platform. With this program, cars will be available to Lyft drivers at affordable cost that will include insurance and maintenance. The Express program will start later this month in Chicago and soon will be touching the street of other cities like Boston, Washington D.C., Baltimore and others.
This program is quite flexible and affordable option for the drivers, the Express Drive will start at $99 USD per week, including insurance and maintenance. Where with this program, the more you drive, the less you pay. When drivers complete 65 rides a week in Chicago, drivers will be able to access a vehicle at no weekly rental cost. In addition to affordability, Express Drive offers flexible terms for drivers who can rent cars on a weekly basis for up to eight weeks at a time.
Speaking on this, John Zimmer, Lyft’s president and co-founder, said, “Launching Express Drive is another way we treat drivers better, in addition to Power Driver Bonus, tips and same day payouts. We’re making sure everyone who wants to be a Lyft driver can be, by providing ultimate flexibility at incredible rates.” Adding to this, Dan Ammann, GM President said, “We’re very pleased with how quickly the GM and Lyft team collaborated to create the Express Drive program, which we will be implementing using our Maven mobility infrastructure.”
The launch of Express Drive comes two months after GM entered into a strategic alliance with Lyft to develop an integrated on-demand network of autonomous vehicles. In Chicago, this program will provide access to Chevrolet Equinox crossovers equipped with OnStar, additional connectivity features as well as ample cargo space and flexible seating for up to five.