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Lyft asks Americans to ditch their cars for ride-hailing vouchers

Lyft on Thursday said it was rolling out an offer to users in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago to sell their cars in exchange for credit on the ride-hailing platform. Those who sell their vehicle through Carvana, an online used car retailer, would receive $250 in Lyft credit and three months of free membership in Lyft’s subscription service Pink. Lyft Pink membership, which costs $19.99 a month, provides a 15 percent discount on ride-hailing trips and 90 minutes of complimentary bike-share and electric scooter rides in cities with availability. The offer is targeted at people who are already considering giving up their car, said Lyft’s senior director for transportation policy, Lilly Shoup. Lyft plans to expand the program ...