General Motors and Lyft have expanded the Express Drive program in Detroit, Michigan, and signed 350 drivers, according to The Detroit Free Press. Express Drive allows for Lyft drivers to rent used GM vehicles to use in service rather than their personal vehicles.
Most vehicles offered to Lyft drivers through the program have been returned after a lease and GM incentivizes Express Drive through rides completed. For example, if a driver completes more than 50 rides per week, they will not have to pay the rental fee for the vehicle. Fees range from $135 for a Chevrolet Cruze to $239 for a Chevrolet Equinox.
On the flip side, drivers who complete less than 30 rides per week will be charged 25 cents per mile plus the vehicle’s weekly rental fee.
GM invested $500 million into Lyft earlier this year, but both companies operate separately and are free to form other partnerships. Specifically, GM continues to build its Maven car-sharing network and Lyft continues to work with Hertz in various markets.