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Lyft and GM to rent electric vehicles to ride-hailing drivers

Lyft and GM to rent electric vehicles to ride-hailing drivers

Lyft’s partnership with General Motors is starting to bear fruit, with the ride-hailing company announcing Monday that drivers will soon be able to rent electric vehicles from GM to drive for hire.

The program, named Express Drive, is intended to give drivers flexibility, according to Lyft’s director of operations and strategy, David Rust, who said drivers can rent the vehicles for as little as a day at a time.

The program is similar to Lyft’s partnership with Hertz, in which drivers in San Francisco, Denver and Las Vegas can rent a vehicle from Hertz on a weekly basis to drive for the ride-hailing company.

A key difference between the programs, Rust...

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