Evercar, a provider of shared electric vehicles for on-demand drivers like Uber and Lyft, has placed its 100th vehicle in Los Angeles.
The move reflects the growth of the rideshare and delivery industry in Los Angeles, as well as strong demand from local workers seeking well-paying part-time jobs in the on-demand economy.
Launched in 2015, Evercar currently has 13 locations in Los Angeles County including downtown, Glendale, Hollywood, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, and Hawthorne. Its 100th vehicle will be located at the Hawthorne location, according to the company.
Currently, seven on-demand car-service companies work with Evercar (Uber, Lyft, Postmates, DoorDash, Instacart, Caviar, and Deliv).
"Demand for Evercar's unique service is incredibly strong, with hundreds of drivers in Los Angeles applying to join our community every week," said Michael Brylawski, Evercar's CEO. "As an added benefit, our environmentally-friendly Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius vehicles are taking some of the gas-guzzling, smog-spewing cars off the roadways of Los Angeles, which also helps local air quality."
For a flat hourly rate, Evercar's drivers get access to electric vehicles, tools, training, and support. The fee covers all operating costs, including unlimited mileage, fuel, maintenance, insurance, and cleaning, according to the company.
"It's become really clear that many people in Hawthorne, and communities throughout Los Angeles, are eager to earn money driving in the on-demand economy," said Brylawski. "Unfortunately, the inability to access a vehicle that qualifies has prevented them from doing so. That's where Evercar comes in. …”