(Ap) – Ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. on Thursday said it is offering car rental services to a broader group of users in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, california.
FILE PHOTO: A Lyft logo as it is seen in the Driver’s Hub in Los Angeles, California, united states, March 20, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Lyft has introduced an option to rent via the app to the target users in the two metropolitan areas, in the spring of this year, and is now in the expansion of the eligibility of the users, a spokesman said. The spokesman declined to specify how users are selected to receive the offer in the market.
The company said in a blog post that the rental cars will be available in the app to select users, who are at least 22 years of age. The program has a limited number of car models available for rental for a maximum of two weeks, with unlimited mileage.
Lyft is running without benefit of an existing car rental business, the spokesman said.
Lyft said that it is hoping to expand the option to all the users in the Los Angeles and San Francisco in the next few months. The company on its website said there are no immediate plans to extend the program to other cities.
Lyft in September it was announced that a new version of the app is that the users of public transport and car rental options, in addition to the food sources.
The loss-making company and its larger rival Uber Technologies Inc., have over the years relied on heavy subsidies to attract riders, and the expenditure incurred to extend it into other areas.
Lyft, on its website, it says that the car rental service can be used for ride-shares.
Lyft provides the vehicle for two car makers as a part of the hiring program were: Volkswagen AG, VOWG_p.DE.)’s Passat sedan, and the Atlas TRUCKS, and Mazda Motor Corp. (a), the Mazda3 sedan and CX-5 compact SUV. (fl.the on/35cCNky)
The cars of the new model, and it is not in use, the spokesman said, with the rental starting from € 35, – per day.
Report by Ayanti Berra, Bengaluru, and John Bellon, in New York; Editing by Leslie Adler