On Wednesday, Lyft promised that by 2030, all vehicles on its platform would be electric in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The electric vehicle initiative will apply to drivers’ personal cars, the company’s Express Drive rental car partner program, the rental car program for riders, and its autonomous vehicle program.
John Zimmer, co-founder and president of Lyft, said in a statement, “Now more than ever, we need to work together to create cleaner, healthier, and more equitable communities. Success breeds success, and if we do this right, it creates a path for others. If other rideshare and delivery companies, automakers and rental car companies make this shift, it can be the catalyst for transforming transportation as a whole.”