Lyft, the ride-hailing company based in California, had its best year since its launch. According to the report saved by the company, it provided the most number rides this year than any previous one. Lyft has successfully given the 500 million rides to its passengers in 2017.
The company has covered a huge distance from 100 million rides in 2012 to 2016 to 500 million in this year. Lyft started its service in 2012 and attracted a huge number of passengers in the U.S. recently. Whereas the ride-hailing giant Uber had 2 million of rides in 2016, Lost still has to go a long way to challenge Uber. The company gave 100 million rides within first three months of 2017 which is due to its expanded service across more states in the US.
“The day Lyft launched, we took a big bet on the power of community. Today, the strength of that community is what makes us so proud. We’re thankful to all Lyft drivers and passengers who have made 2017 our most successful year yet. Here’s to much more” company mentioned in its recent blog post.
Lyft recently created a separate app for the drivers and also added the in-app navigation map for them. The company is continuously working on its services and making improvements every day. The efforts of the Lyft made it ready for 94 percent of the population US from 54 percent in the starting of the year. However, Uber still holds more than 70 percent of the US market as the major ride-hailing company. Recent incidents have affected the company image, but Uber is healing it with its ‘180 days change’ campaign.
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