Ride-sharing company Lyft is putting a toe into the rental-car business, Business Insider reports. Lyft is testing the service in three Ca

Lyft pilots car rental offering

Lyft pilots car rental offering

Lyft pilots car rental offering

Lyft pilots car rental offering

Lyft pilots car rental offering
Lyft pilots car rental offering
  • 2019-09-18 01:10:07 27 days ago
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Ride-sharing company Lyft is putting a toe into the rental-car business, Business Insider reports.

Lyft is testing the service in three California markets – San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Oakland.

There is a ride-sharing component, however: rather than renting from a brick-and-mortar location, Lyft offers renters a $40 ride-share credit so they can get to the pickup location.

Prices are comparable to those offered by traditional car-rental companies.

Separately, Lyft offers car rentals as an option through a programme called Express Drive, a partnership with Avis, FlexDrive, and Hertz.

The rental service is seen as combining two of Lyft’s business goals: eliminating the need for private ownership of cars and offering a wide range of transportation options, from cars to scooters.

Drivers must be at least 22 years old to rent a car from Lyft. Unlike other rental car companies, Lyft does not charge a premium for drivers under age 25.

Available vehicles include the Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen Atlas, Mazda 3, and the Mazda CX-5.

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Lyft pilots car rental offering