In collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund, Lyft has announced its commitment to reach 100% electric vehicles on the Lyft platform by 2030. By working with drivers to transition to electric vehicles, Lyft says it has the potential to reduce gasoline consumption by more than a billion gallons over the next decade.
The shift to 100% electric vehicles (EVs) for Lyft will mean transitioning all vehicles used on its platform over the next ten years to all-electric or other zero-emission technologies. “Reaching 100% won’t be easy, but we’ve already begun the work needed to get there.”
Lyft notes that even though the upfront cost of EVs today is higher than gas-powered cars, EVs have lower fuel and maintenance costs that mean lower costs for drivers over the life of the vehicle.
“Now more than ever, we need to work together to create cleaner, healthier, and more equitable communities,” said John Zimmer, co-founder and president, Lyft.
“As we move to repair the COVID-battered global economy, we have a chance to rebuild better and create a cleaner, more prosperous and more equitable future,” said Fred Krupp, president, Environmental Defense Fund.
Last year, Lyft launched hundreds of EVs onto its platform through Express Drive in Seattle, Atlanta, and Denver.