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EVCS and Lyft Announce Charging Program Partnership

White Chevrolet Bolt at an EVCS charger, Lyft partners in rideshare driver program.
  • The new EV charging program offered by EVCS is available to all EV drivers on Lyft.
  • Lyft drivers can use all EVCS publicly accessible EV charging stations across California, Oregon, and Washington.
  • Lyft EV drivers have exclusive access to discounts on charging with pay-as-you-go or monthly subscription plans.

On November 9, 2023, EVCS, one of the West Coast’s premier fast-charging network operators, joined forces with Lyft Inc., a trailblazer in the rideshare niche. This exciting partnership promises a slew of benefits for EV drivers on the Lyft platform, most notably, discounted charging rates on the expansive EVCS network. The goal of this initiative is to drive down operating costs for rideshare EV drivers, translating into substantial savings and making EV driving more accessible and affordable than ever before.


Lyft EV Driver Program: Fuel Cost Savings and Enrollment Process

The program for Lyft EV drivers offers them access to significant discounts on charging at all EVCS publicly accessible charging stations located in California, Oregon, and Washington. Both pay-as-you-go and monthly subscription plans are included in the program, with discounts applied to EVCS’s retail prices for Level 2 and DC Fast charging. Moreover, Lyft’s EV drivers are eligible for discounts on the Unlimited Anytime and Unlimited Off-Peak subscription plans. The Unlimited Anytime plan provides unrestricted 24/7 access to charging on the EVCS network, while the Unlimited Off-Peak plan offers unlimited charging during off-peak hours, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., making it a cost-effective and convenient solution for drivers.

All Lyft EV drivers qualify for tiered discounts on charging, offering them substantial savings on their annual vehicle fuel costs. The program is structured in such a way that Pro drivers receive the highest discounts, amplifying their benefits. Depending on their status and charging needs, an EV driver on Lyft will be able to save hundreds of dollars annually on their vehicle fueling costs, making electric driving more economical and sustainable. Enrollment in the program is simple and convenient – EV drivers on Lyft can find the program and start the enrollment process at any time, right through their account on the Lyft app. This initiative not only fosters a greener environment but also supports drivers in their shift towards electric vehicles.


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Driving Clean Transportation: EVCS and Lyft’s Commitment to a Sustainable Future

Powered by 100% renewable energy, this new program will play a significant role in fulfilling EVCS’s and Lyft’s goals of accelerating the transition to clean transportation in California, Oregon, and Washington. This initiative showcases the strong commitment of both companies to contribute to California’s ambitious rideshare electrification targets set by the Clean Miles Standard. This pivotal standard mandates that by 2030, 90% of rideshare vehicle miles traveled should be zero-emissions. Further north, in Oregon and Washington, EVCS operates as the backbone of the West Coast Electric Highway. This strategic network stands as a potent symbol and essential infrastructure for transportation electrification in the Pacific Northwest.

“EVCS is proud to partner with Lyft on accelerating rideshare electrification across the West Coast,” said Karim Farhat, Chief Commercial Officer at EVCS. “We believe Lyft drivers will greatly benefit from this program by accessing a large network of reliable and conveniently located chargers and by realizing significant savings on their charging expenses. Offering cost-effective charging solutions for rideshare drivers has been a major piece of EVCS’ business model, emphasizing our commitment to equity as our society transitions to EVs.”

“Over the past three years, we’ve seen a substantial increase from drivers in making the switch to EVs. However, access to fast, affordable charging continues to be a major barrier to widespread EV adoption. That’s why this partnership with EVCS is so important and why we’re excited to be able to offer it to drivers on Lyft. It will allow them to save more on fuel costs while simultaneously increasing the demand needed to build more infrastructure. It’s a win for drivers, riders, and our broader climate goals,” said Erin Gray, Senior Director of Product at Lyft.


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