Lyft Offers Drivers Incentives to Switch to EVs

Lyft has devised a strategy of providing incentives to its drivers in the form of discounts and bonuses to entice them to switch to EVs, which would enable Lyft to meet its target of having all vehicles in its system fully electric by 2030. Lyft recently announced that it was on a mission to partner with businesses in order to support users on its platform with decarbonization efforts and enable Lyft to fulfill a commitment made in 2020 to go fully electric.

According to Lyft’s director of sustainability, electrification is an important step in combating climate change. As a result, Lyft has committed to remove barriers that prevent many drivers from switching to electric vehicles. In line with this, Lyft revealed specific actions it is undertaking to address the barriers, including the introduction of substantial monetary incentives to aid drivers in the transition process. Although not all Lyft drivers are eligible for the incentives, the incentives are substantial, and include the following:

For example, there is a $150 weekly incentive in place that will run throughout 2024 for California-based Lyft EV drivers who cover 50 rides. The maximum bonus is $8,100, which is still only a one-fifth of the $40,000 price tag of a brand-new EV.

On the road, Lyft drivers across the country can get lower charging rates. At EVgo fast charging stations, drivers receive a percentage discount, while at other public charging stations, they can use their Lyft direct-debit cards, for which they receive a 1% to 7% cashback reward. Furthermore, Lyft has partnered with Wallbox to provide a $140 discount on all level 2 chargers to help drivers charge their vehicles at home. Simultaneously, drivers can get chargers installed at a lower cost thanks to Lyft’s prearranged price with an electrical contractor, Coil.

For those who may not be able to afford an electric vehicle, the Lyft Express Drive program will offer rentals. Lyft is collaborating with EV manufacturers such as Hyundai, Kia and Ford, as well as car rental and leasing companies such as Hertz and Flex Drive, to add more vehicles to the program’s vehicle selection. The discounted EVgo charging rates apply to all.

Along with all of these, Lyft has developed a resource website to help drivers understand the various credits, refunds and other incentives at their disposal. Additionally, Lyft is promoting the advantages of electric vehicles on its website.

As these rideshare companies aggressively pursue an electrification agenda for their fleets, there is likely to be higher demand for all types of EVs, from the luxury versions made by the likes of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) to lower-priced versions made by Chinese startups and manufacturers elsewhere.

About Green Car Stocks

Green Car Stocks (GCS) is a specialized communications platform with a focus on electric vehicles (EV), as well as other emerging market opportunities in the green sector. The company provides (1) access to a network of wire services via NetworkWire to reach all target markets, industries and demographics in the most effective manner possible, (2) article and editorial syndication to 5,000+ news outlets (3), enhanced press release services to ensure maximum impact, (4) social media distribution via the Investor Brand Network (IBN) to millions of social media followers, and (5) a full array of corporate communications solutions. As a multifaceted organization with an extensive team of contributing journalists and writers, GCS is uniquely positioned to best serve private and public companies that desire to reach a wide audience of investors, consumers, journalists and the general public. By cutting through the overload of information in today’s market, GCS brings its clients unparalleled visibility, recognition and brand awareness. GCS is where news, content and information converge.

To receive SMS text alerts from Green Car Stocks, text “Green” to 844-397-5787 (U.S. Mobile Phones Only)

For more information, please visit

Please see full terms of use and disclaimers on the Green Car Stocks website applicable to all content provided by GCS, wherever published or re-published:

Green Car Stocks
Los Angeles, CA
415.949.5050 Office
[email protected]

Green Car Stocks is part of the InvestorBrandNetwork.


Select A Month

Contact us: (310) 299-1717