General Motors and Lyft’s vehicle rental service Express Drive will be expanded to three more major cities on the east coast reports Recode. Baltimore, Boston, and Washington D.C will join Chicago—which got the service earlier in the year—in providing people who want provide rides for others, but don’t have a vehicle of their own.
The service grew out of the success of GM’s Maven service and makes use of GM cars and follows a typical ride-hailing approach. Passengers are picked up by the driver who is renting the car and dropped off at their destination. When they complete a certain number of trips the driver pays less in rental fees and only have to cover gas if they make 65 trips in a week.
The nuts and bolts of the Express Drive service sees Lyft—which got a big $500 million investment from GM earlier in the year—and GM work together on sorting out the appropriate insurance coverage for its drivers. Maven serves as the parent service to Express Drive and will cover maintenance of vehicles.