GM is helping to support EV adoption in the rideshare community. Here’s how.

Although COVID and new laws restricting freelance worker freedoms have hurt Uber as of late, rideshare is sure to continue its growth. As rideshare vehicles are used more and more frequently and are purchased or leased in ever-greater numbers, GM hopes to enjoy a large part of that ever-bigger pie.

GM and Uber team up to reduce vehicle emissions and accelerate the transition to an all-electric future. (Photo by Dan MacMedan for General Motors)

To ensure it does, GM is offering Uber rideshare providers the same discount it gives its own employees on the purchase of a new 2020 Chevrolet Bolt battery-electric vehicle. When combined with other incentives such as government EV rebates, this could mean up to $10K off the price of a new Bolt.

“Through this program we’re offering new ways for drivers and customers across the country to fall in love with driving electric,” said Steve Majoros, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “This is a key opportunity to grow Chevrolet’s EV business through a program that matches our expertise and strength with a rideshare platform that brings its own scale and reach.”

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Although the GM discount is indeed a huge help, Chevy dealers in some EV-Target states like Massachusetts are throwing down five-figure discounts to move Bolts. We didn’t have to look far to find such a deal. The closest large Chevy dealer to where this story was written is presently offering up to $13,000 off the price of a new Bolt LT. The deal is part of the Green Energy Consumers Alliance Drive Green Program, which helps EV buyers find discounts in several states.

In combination with state incentives, GM discounts, and dealer cash, Bolts can be purchased new for around $20K in some areas favorable to EV adoption. And you don’t have to be an Uber driver to get that deal. Teachers, first responders, military families, students in college, Costco members, and others can combine discounts and incentives to bring the price of a Bolt to a fraction of its artificially-high MSRP.