Lyft has partnered withHertz Global Holdings Inc to offer rental cars to itsdrivers, the ride-hailing company said on Thursday.
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Lyft has partnered with Hertz Global Holdings Inc to offer rental cars to its drivers, the ride-hailing company said on Thursday. Daily, weekly and monthly car rentals from Hertz are now available as part of a pilot program for Lyft drivers in Las Vegas, said Oliver Hsiang, Lyft’s vice president of partnerships. Aimed at drivers who do not have their own cars or those that meet Lyft standards, such as having four doors, the plan will be expanded to other markets, Hsiang said. He declined to offer a timeline. Drivers in Las Vegas will be able to sign up for Lyft at Hertz locations. They will pay up to about $65 a day for rentals but will earn 20 percent to 30 percent more than other drivers because they will be driving SUVs and charging passengers a premium for the bigger cars, Hsiang said.
Lyft is also partnering with Shell to offer its drivers cheaper gasoline, said David Rust, Lyft’s head of operations strategy. The discount will be available starting at 12,500 Shell gas stations in San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles. Thursday’s partnerships were the most recent unveiled by San Francisco-based Lyft to give it an edge against Uber, the ride-hailing market heavyweight. Uber also offers car rental programs for drivers, as well as car-leasing programs.