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Lyft Drivers To Be Some Of The First To Get Chevy Bolts

LyftThrough the Express Driver program/partnership, interested Lyft drivers will be some of the first to receive Chevy Bolt EVs, according to recent reports.

The news seems to originate with comments made by Lyft exec Emily Castor at a recent Detroit conference — where the exec stated that “drivers of the ride-hailing service would get first dibs on early Bolt EVs that are made available to the public.”

This may not be exactly true, though. Autoblog provides more: “That’s not quite the case, though, according to a person familiar with the process. In fact, Lyft drivers will be among the first, along with an undetermined number of Bolt buyers, when the car finally becomes available towards the end of the year.”

chevy-bolt-evNotably, GM tried to acquire Lyft, but was rejected by the startup. However, GM did invest $500 million into Lyft in January and then launched Express Drive along with Lyft, “in which GM offered Lyft drivers special rates on short-term rentals,” as Autoblog continues. “The program has been launched in Detroit, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, and Washington, DC, and will be added to Denver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The models include GMC Terrain, Chevrolet Equinox, and Chevrolet Malibu.”

It’s still something of an open question how long most interested buyers will have to wait for a Bolt, and how fast Chevy/GM will be ramping up production if demand is strong enough.

 
 
 
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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