Why NYC Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Buying EVs Like Crazy

If you drive for Lyft or Uber in NYC or you’ve been thinking about getting into the lucrative rideshare business – Major World has some important information for you. Even if you’re not in the rideshare business, this article has some useful info about owning and driving an EV in NYC, so let’s dig in. 

NYC Mayor Adams and the Taxi and Limo Commission Push for EV’s

In a major coup for NYC Uber and Lyft drivers, the city recently lifted the cap on the number of rideshare drivers allowed in the city. If you’ve been thinking about becoming a NYC Uber driver or signing up with Lyft, this is your chance. There’s only one catch – to qualify, you need to be driving an electric vehicle like a Chevy Bolt EV, Toyota BZ4X or Tesla Model 3. 

The mayor is eager to get the number of cars available to hire back to its pre-pandemic level of over 100,000. As of now, there are a total of about 78,000 out there, which means over 20,000 slots are available for people who want to drive for Lyft or become a NYC Uber driver. 

The Most Affordable Way to Buy an EV in New York

Maybe you’ve never really considered becoming a NYC Uber or Lyft driver, but you really want an electric vehicle. Major World has an excellent selection of low-mileage used EVs in New York at our Long Island City used car lot. We also sell new Chevrolets at Major World, if that’s more your speed and Chevy has a number of American-made EVs for you to choose from. 

Becoming an Uber driver in NYC could help you cover the vehicle payment on the EV you really want and give you a meaningful amount of extra cash on top depending upon how much you can work. Maybe you’ll just drive for Uber in NYC long enough to pay off your EV. Or maybe you’ll find that you like the work enough to keep doing it full-time. Who knows, but if you’ve ever considered driving an Uber or Lyft in NYC, now is a very good time to do it if you’re down to become an EV driver at the same time. Why not go into 2024 with some new-to-you wheels and a new gig?

The Chevy Bolt EV: The Ideal Electric Vehicle for a NYC Uber Driver

The Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV are among the most desirable electric vehicles in the red-hot EV sector right now. Drivers for rideshare services in NYC, like Lyft and Uber are fans of the Chevy Volt EV models for several reasons. They appreciate the fact that the Bolt EV and its crossover companion the Bolt EUV are both made in the U.S. and have the backing of GM, the nation’s largest automaker. 

The Chevy Bolt EUV is the most affordable EV on the market and Uber and Lyft drivers alike really value the ride height and additional cargo room a compact SUV like the Bolt EUV offers. The Bolt twins both offer about 250 miles of range right out of the box, which is more than enough for any NYC rideshare driver. They’re safe and roomy inside, but still compact enough to make slipping through NYC traffic a breeze.

Why rideshare drivers in NYC are buying Chevy Bolt EV’s:

  • The Bolt is roomy, but still compact enough to shoot through NYC traffic easily.
  • The Chevy Bolt EUV earned a 5-star crash safety rating from the NHTSA.
  • New Chevy Bolt’s qualify for the Federal EV Tax Credit up to $7,500. 
  • Used Chevy Bolt’s qualify for a tax credit of up to 30% of the purchase price!
  • The Chevy Bolt EV recently set an EV mileage record traveling 560 miles on a charge!

Your Electric Vehicle is at Major World

It’s time! Don’t wait around while someone else drives off our lot in your EV. Check out our competitive inventory through our online search portal. Get pre-qualified for financing right here. Don’t settle for anything less than the best large used EV dealership near the NYC Metro Area. You deserve the Major World standard of customer care. Give us a call now at (866) 614-2884.

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