Lyft is looking for ways to diversify its business.
The ride-share company has already invested in scooter and bike rentals, and now it’s looking like car rentals may be next. A test program is underway now in San Francisco, the company confirms, and it sounds more like a traditional rental service than, say, ZipCar.
“We’ve added bikes, scooters, and public transit info into the app in cities across the country, and we’re currently testing a small-scale rental option for long-distance trips, like a weekend away,” a Lyft spokesperson told Engadget.
While the company didn’t get into specifics, reports from program participants suggest it could be a decent deal — assuming the pricing remains the same in a more widely available rental program. Customers can rent a standard-sized sedan for around $60 per day and an SUV for $100 per day. There’s also possibly Lyft credit for those who use the ride-share service to get to or from a rental lot, as well as free add-ons like bike racks and tire chains. Read more…
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Adam Rosenberg