Due to rising gas prices, Lyft has followed Uber and added a temporary…

Lyft Follows Uber And Adds Temporary Fuel Surcharge To Rides Due To Rising Gas Prices 

Due to rising gas prices, Lyft has followed Uber and added a temporary fuel surcharge to rides.

Uber imposed a temporary fuel tax last week to help drivers and couriers cope with rising gas prices. Many customers expressed interest in moving their business to other ridesharing apps, such as Lyft, after the company announced its decision. Lyft has now followed Uber in imposing a temporary surcharge on its rides.

According to CNBC, Lyft revealed its move this week, noting that the costs will benefit drivers who are forced to spend more money on gas as prices continue to rise. They didn’t say how much more money would be added to rides.

“Driver earnings generally remain elevated compared to last year,” senior communications manager CJ Macklin told KTLA, “but with the quick rise in gas costs, we’ll be asking passengers to pay a temporary fuel premium, all of which will go to drivers.”

Details regarding how much Lyft expects to charge customers are expected to be published soon, according to Macklin. “We will be closely monitoring both the skyrocketing cost of petrol and its impact on drivers in recent days,” the business said.

As previously reported, Uber said last week that for the next 60 days, they will add $0.45 or $0.55 per trip and $0.35 or $0.45 every delivery in order to help drivers with both their ridesharing and delivery apps. The extra expenses will be determined by the length of the trip as well as the price of gas in the market where the trip is taking place.

As a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States has banned the purchase of Russian oil and gas.

President Biden tweeted on Wednesday that oil prices are falling, with the hope that gas costs will fall as well.

Oil prices are decreasing, gas prices should too.

Last time oil was $96 a barrel, gas was $3.62 a gallon. Now it’s $4.31.

Oil and gas companies shouldn’t pad their profits at the expense of hardworking Americans. pic.twitter.com/uLNGleWBly

— President Biden (@POTUS) March 16, 2022