Lyft to Go All-Electric by 2030
June 22, 2020—Lyft has announced it plans on going all-electric by 2030, reports USA Today.
According to the report, while the company is committing to all-electric in the next decade, the company believes this switch from gas to electric will be one voluntarily agreed to by its drivers. Lyft says it will not require drivers to drive electric vehicles in order to be able to pick up customers via its app, and the company will not pay drivers to make the switch either.
Lyft does, however, hope to "help drivers access incentive funds" provided by someone else, according to the report, although the company is not specific about who it expects to provide the funds.
The company plans to make the switch because it believes EVs will create opportunities for drivers to lower costs, thereby helping drivers keep more of their earnings.
Lyft also hopes its partners, like the Environmental Defense Fund will help to lobby policymakers to promote the transition to renewable energy-powered vehicles, with the goal of "making electric transport the new normal by 2030," according to the report.