Lyft is hailing a ride to an all-electric future. The rideshare company is committing to 100 percent electric vehicles on its platform by 2030. The new pledge will require transitioning all vehicles used on the Lyft platform to EVs “or other zero-emission technologies” over the next decade. To learn more, read “Lyft Pledges Shift to 100% Electric Vehicles by 2030.”

Key Takeaways:

  • “We are taking a big step forward, leading our industry and helping to meet the climate challenge that faces all of us,” said Sam Arons, director of sustainability at Lyft.
  • Lyft will connect drivers to existing EV incentive programs and advocate for new incentive policies at various levels of government.
  • Lyft will connect drivers to charging providers and help make EV charging infrastructure more ubiquitous and reliable.
  • Lyft is building on existing partnerships with the Environmental Defense Fund and other environmental groups to meet its electrification and low-carbon transportation goals. The company is also joining The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative to help jump-start its EV efforts.

Path to 100% Perspective:

Lyft’s commitment to decarbonization and EVs may radically impact the future of ridesharing. The company’s investment in EV infrastructure should significantly lower emissions over the long term and slash gasoline consumption by more than 1 billion gallons over the next decade. Many of California’s top air regulators are praising the rideshare company for taking a more holistic approach to decarbonization.