Electrify America, the largest open DC fast charging network in the U.S., and Lyft, a leading ride-hailing platform, are extending their collaboration to provide drivers on Lyft utilizing electric vehicles with discounted charging at Electrify America stations coast-to-coast.
“This new agreement expands our existing relationship with Lyft and helps Electrify America advance EV adoption by advancing electrification of ride-share miles,” said Robert Barrosa, president and CEO of Electrify America. “Not only will drivers on Lyft enjoy the advantages of Electrify America’s ultra-fast and convenient charging network, but by using the new benefits, they can also quickly get back on the road to transport passengers to their destinations in a more sustainable way.”
Under the premium charging agreement, active and eligible drivers on Lyft will receive a tiered discount on Electrify America Pass pricing for DC Fast charging at all Electrify America stations. The charging agreement is a loyalty benefit for Lyft Rewards drivers—the more they drive, the more they save. A DC Fast Charging discount is offered to all active drivers on Lyft using a capable EV, and is available at stations with energy and time-based pricing as follows:
– All drivers: a discount of $0.11/kWh for sites that feature energy-based pricing, or, for sites that feature time-based pricing, $0.03/min for 1-90 kW and $0.07/min for 1-350 kW charging, based on the maximum charge their EV can accept.
– Gold and Platinum drivers: a discount of $0.14/kWh for sites that feature energy-based pricing, or, for sites that feature time-based pricing, $0.04/min for 1-90 kW and $0.09/min for 1-350 kW charging, based on the maximum charge their EV can accept.
“Upfront costs and access to affordable charging continue to be two of the biggest challenges drivers face when transitioning to electric vehicles. By becoming the first rideshare company to team up with Electrify America, we’re further attacking those barriers head on. Drivers could potentially save hundreds of dollars on charging per year, in addition to the money they would already save on maintenance, by making the switch to EVs. It’s a win for drivers and a win for our environment,” said Erin Gray, Product Director at Lyft.
To activate their eligible discount, drivers will need to obtain an enrollment code from Lyft, and establish an Electrify America account to complete the Premium Offer enrollment through the Electrify America mobile app (mobile carrier texting and data rates may apply). In addition, drivers can use the app to locate nearby charging stations, check charger availability, and navigate to the charging stations.
The new agreement is in addition to benefits already enjoyed by drivers with Lyft’s Express Drive rental program.
Electrify America continues to drive EV adoption forward while building driver confidence through its fast-charging network, which currently has over 800 charging stations comprised of over 3,500 individual chargers open or with construction completed.