Ride-hailing firm Lyft on Thursday stated it’s offering rental cars to a wider group of customers in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.
Lyft launched a rental option by way of its app to targeted customers in the two metro regions last spring and is now extending the available pool of users, a spokesperson stated. The spokesperson refused to specify how users are chosen to receive the offer on the app.
The firm mentioned in a blog post that the rental cars might be available through its app to pick users who’re at least 22 years old. This system gives a limited number of automotive models available for rental for as much as two weeks, with unlimited mileage.
Lyft runs the offer without the involvement of any existing car rental firms, the spokesperson stated.
Lyft stated it hopes to roll out the option to all users in Los Angeles and San Francisco in the coming months. The corporate on its website mentioned there were no immediate plans to increase the program to other areas.
Lyft in September announced a brand new version of its app that would show users public transit and automotive rental choices in addition to ride-hailing.
The loss-making firm and its larger competitor Uber Technologies have, over the years, depending on massive grants to draw riders and are spending to expand into other areas.
Lyft offers vehicles by two car manufacturers as part of its rental option: Volkswagen AG’s Passat sedan and Atlas SUV and Mazda Motor’s Mazda3 sedan and CX-5 SUV.
The automobiles are new models and not used, the spokesperson mentioned, with rentals beginning at $35 per day.