Lyft Canada and Toyota Canada, in partnership with Toyota Credit Canada, announced a partnership offering drivers on the Lyft platform in Metro Vancouver the opportunity to rent a hydrogen-powered zero-emission vehicle through Toyota’s new KINTO Share program.
The collaboration will help contribute to provincial and federal hydrogen goals, while reducing carbon emissions and creating more awareness of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle technology.
“Lyft’s mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation, and to achieve this, we need to make transportation more sustainable,” said Peter Lukomskyj, general manager, Lyft in B.C. “This partnership will better serve current drivers and those who don’t have a vehicle but want to drive with Lyft for supplemental income, while moving us toward our goal of reaching 100 per cent electric vehicles on the platform by 2030.”
“Toyota’s KINTO Share program is proud to partner with Lyft to demonstrate a zero-emission mobility-as-a-service model in another important step toward achieving our global sustainability objectives,” said Mitchell Foreman, director of advanced and connected technologies at Toyota Canada. “This proof-of-concept project also allows more Canadians to experience hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles first-hand, demonstrating their viability and efficiency, especially for fleets.”
Through the partnership, eligible drivers on the Lyft platform can access a Toyota Mirai sedan through the KINTO Share Canada app and pick it up at one of three Toyota dealerships across the Lower Mainland. The weekly rental rate is $198 per week + taxes and fees, and includes insurance, scheduled maintenance and unlimited kilometres”