Lyft to add temporary fuel surcharge to fares amid spike in gas prices

Lyft to add temporary fuel surcharge to fares amid spike in gas prices

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Lyft plans to adhd a impermanent substance surcharge to fares amid rising substance prices astir the country, the institution confirmed to The Verge connected Monday.

“We’ve been intimately monitoring rising state prices and their interaction connected our operator community,” Lyft spokesperson CJ Macklin said successful a statement. “Driver net wide stay elevated compared to past year, but fixed the accelerated emergence successful state prices we’ll beryllium asking riders to wage a impermanent substance surcharge, each of which volition spell to drivers. We’ll stock much details shortly.”

Lyft follows Uber successful announcing a impermanent substance surcharge arsenic state prices person spiked successful portion owed to Russia’s penetration of Ukraine. Uber’s surcharge for rides adds “either $0.45 oregon $0.55 connected each Uber trip,” depending connected a rider’s location, according to Uber’s blog astir the change.

Like Uber, Lyft says the entirety of the surcharge volition spell to drivers. Uber’s surcharge volition use adjacent if a thrust is done successful an electrical vehicle, but it’s unclear if that volition use to Lyft’s surcharge arsenic well.