Uber - LYFT Rideshare

Discussion in 'General' started by xcel, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi JCP123:

    After speaking with XL owners, the XL platform is unfortunately only going to be requested about 10 to 15 percent of the time. 22 mpg to move flat fares is not a path to prosperity for sure. :(

    Is your van qualified for Black SUV maybe? A MB or BMW X7 come to mind? Horribly expensive to own and maintain but Black with the $4 to $8k Commercial insurance plus your local TLC/TNC/TCP licensing will see you at $3.00/mile or more.

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  2. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Unfortunately no, it isn’t on the list for Black level service. 2014 Chrysler Town and Country. I do plan on wandering to Dallas on weekends though - apparently that’s a cash cow for an acquaintance who does ride share. But he has an HHR which should be marginally more efficient.

    Lyft is taking an awful long time to complete my background. That’s the most frustrating part ATM.
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  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi JCP123:

    I drove Dallas just over a year ago and their rates were $0.60/$0.12, the same as today. XL which is a 15 percent request from most discussions is $0.9375/$0.1875 and those are not great rates unfortunately. :(

    Good Luck out there and keep us updated.

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  4. Dorean Clarke

    Dorean Clarke Well-Known Member

    That's a really unfortunate dude. It can't be helped though.
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  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Uber and EVgo have partnered to charge Rideshare drivers EV/PHVs and Accelerate Zero- Emission Transportation

    EVgo’s public fast charging network is currently powered by 100% renewable energy. Late last year, the company introduced an EV charging discount program for rideshare drivers on Uber’s platform.

    A few free L2s on the EVgo network about 10-miles from my home. $0.25/kWh rates on the L3s are discounted from the std. $0.33/kWh rates.​

    The two companies worked together to enhance access to EVgo’s network for Uber drivers while also encouraging more electric vehicle purchases. While EVgo stated Uber drivers often rely heavily on public charging since they are out on the road and away from residential charging options most of the time, few Uber drivers are actually driving all-electric BEVs due to the upfront expense, limited range and high charging costs <-- Especially these last two. Most PHEVs charge so slowly that use of any public network is more of an opportunity at a free L2 than a necessity to get home.

    EVgo stated rideshare drivers that spend more than 40 hours/week driving can clock 3-7 times more miles than an average EV owner, requiring them to charge multiple times per day in some cases. This is actually an understatement but close to reality given the huge miles rideshare drivers place on their vehicles in a given week, month and year. Drivers like myself are always on the lookout for more affordable charging options albeit I am on the lookout for free access and only free access.

    This new Uber-EVgo program provides drivers like myself access to 25 percent discounted rates, waived monthly fees and expanded session time limits at EVgo’s more than 800 fast charging locations.

    The country could realize three times greater emissions reductions when higher-utilization drivers, like those on rideshare networks, make the transition to EVs compared to average car owners. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation account for about 28% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, making it the largest contributor to emissions. Electrifying rideshare not only decarbonizes the highest mileage vehicles on the road but also provides an opportunity for increasing awareness of EVs for drivers and riders alike.

    Uber announced its commitment to become a zero-emission mobility platform with $800 million in resources to help hundreds of thousands of drivers transition to EVs by 2025. The expansion of “Uber Green” which gives riders the option to choose an electric or hybrid ride is where I reside and I can tell you that after thousands of rrides, consumers have only requested the approximately $0.50 extra Uber Green platform from me just 3 times.

    Uber drivers can visit the EVgo Discount Program with Uber website to sign up for this special offer and locate charging stations on the EVgo app. Paving the road for a low carbon economy, EVgo’s ongoing partnership with Uber will accelerate the electrification of rideshare vehicles across the U.S.

    I am signed up as the highest tier diamond driver but it will be the Free L2s that are not ICEd that I am actually in search of.

    EVgo owns and operates the most public fast charging locations in the U.S. and serves more than 200,000 customers.

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