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July 12, 2016—Lyft and General Motors announced Monday that they have expanded their Express Drive short-term vehicle access program to California and Colorado.

The platform gives Lyft drivers access to GM vehicles, along with insurance and maintenance. 

Express Drive’s California members will have access to vehicles from the largest electric vehicle fleet in ride-sharing, including the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt and 2016 Chevrolet Volt. 

Express Drive will launch in San Francisco in summer 2016. In fall 2016, Express Drive will launch operations in Denver. 

The expansions follow successful launches of Express Drive in Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. 

GM President Dan Ammann said, “We are very pleased with the success of Express Drive and how quickly the team implemented the program since our alliance was announced earlier this year. The Chevrolet Bolt EV and Volt are a perfect fit for ridesharing offering very low operating costs and a wide range of connectivity features for both drivers and passengers.”

“Expanding Express Drive provides opportunities to hundreds of thousands of new potential Lyft drivers and continues to make car ownership optional for both drivers and passengers” said John Zimmer, Lyft’s president and co-founder. “We are also excited to be adding electric vehicles to Express Drive, which is an important milestone for Lyft and the industry.”

Between San Francisco, Los Angeles and Denver, more than 130,000 people who applied to become Lyft drivers but didn’t have qualifying cars will now have the opportunity to drive on the platform.

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