- Uber and GM have announced a partnership under which current Uber drivers will be eligible to receive discounts on EVs like the Chevy Bolt.
- The discounts will also apply to EV accessories sold by GM, while qualified drivers with an Uber Diamond-tier can also apply for special financing through GM Financial.
- Though GM doesn’t have too many EVs on its portfolio right now, the company has said that it will bring up to 20 all-electric vehicles by 2023.
Uber has joined forces with General Motors to get qualified drivers on the Uber platform significant discounts on GM-made electric cars, such as the Chevrolet Bolt. As per the terms of the deal, existing Uber drivers in the U.S. or Canada can benefit from the discounts, which happen to almost on par with GM’s employee discounts in some cases.
In addition to providing steep discounts on GM EVs, Uber drivers will also receive accessories for their EVs at a discounted price from the carmaker. Uber has also announced a pilot program wherein “well-qualified drivers with Uber Diamond-tier status” can receive special financing by GM Financial. This program will be initially launched in Los Angeles and Denver, apparently.
As per these discounts, eligible drivers can get the Chevy Bolt for under $27,000 as compared to an MSRP of $37,495, bringing the price down by nearly up to a third. It is worth noting that the Bolt EV has been offered with several rebates to regular customers, so this new move doesn’t come as a surprise. However, the cheaper cost as well as the accessories will now provide an additional incentive for Uber partners in the U.S. and Canada to invest in GM’s EVs.
This new discount on the company’s EVs will be available until the 1st of April, 2021, so there’s plenty of time left to think about it. It’s too soon to tell if this move will boost GM’s EV sales in the U.S., though it’s clear that the carmaker will have to bring more vehicles to the market so as to offer a viable alternative. GM has previously mentioned that it plans to bring up to 20 fully-electric cars to the market by 2023.
Via: Inside EVs