KINTO is Now Offering Electric Cars for Gig Workers

Apr 01, 2024

KINTO is Now Offering Electric Cars for Gig Workers

Updated June 7, 2024

KINTO customers have shown an interest in exploring electric vehicles for their gig work. They may not be ready to purchase an EV but want to rent one for an approved rideshare or delivery service to test the waters. We are pleased to expand our KINTO fleet offering by adding the all-electric Toyota bZ4X. We understand that it can be intimidating to try something new when, as a gig worker, it’s essential to keep costs down and spend as much time on the road earning as possible.

When renting an electric vehicle, you may feel unprepared at pick-up, including not knowing how to charge that car. To address this, we provide a Level 1 charging cable that you can use for home charging. The cable will be located in the car’s cargo area. Additionally, we offer an eLearning session specifically for the bZ4X, which covers all the information you need for your first EV reservation, including how to charge the vehicle.

At KINTO, we’re thrilled to offer the bZ4X at various locations within Southern California. This all-electric Toyota is a game-changer for gig work, with a variety of 2023 bZ4Xs in XLE and Limited, both FWD and AWD. While you can’t select the trim and model you would prefer, rest assured that the bZ is eligible for Comfort Electric if you plan on driving for Uber. Get ready to experience a new level of efficiency and sustainability in your gig work.

What’s Included
– Level 1 charging cable that you can use for home charging. The cable will be located in the car’s cargo area.
– At the time of pick-up, the vehicle will have a minimum of 150 miles of range
1,750 miles are allowed weekly with an overage fee of $0.25 per additional mile.


Eligibility Requirements
– Completion of the bZ4X eLearning session
– Maintaining a minimum Uber driver rating of 4.85
– Completion at least 150 trips for Uber
– No current KINTO account suspension

If you meet the requirements and complete the bZ4X eLearning session, we will email you to inform you that we have updated your account, and you will have access to the bZ fleet in the KINTO app.

To be successful as a gig worker driving an EV, we have learned from our customers who keep returning to the bZ that it’s essential to be prepared for your day of gig work. The bZ4X offers a range of benefits, including potential fuel cost savings, and access to Comfort Electric status and discounted EV charging when driving for Uber. It’s important to download apps that contain public charging station locations and availability and understand the costs and time required to charge the EV.

If you are not ready to switch to all-electric vehicles, our fleet includes hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars. These options provide a balance between fuel efficiency and convenience. Learn more about our electrified fleet with flexible options.

If you have more questions or need further assistance, we’re here for you. Explore our EV FAQs for quick answers, or feel free to text us at (629) 20-KINTO, or email us at We’re committed to ensuring your experience with KINTO and our electric vehicles is as smooth and successful as possible.

KINTO® is a trademark of Toyota Motor Credit Corporation. KINTO® is currently serving California and Texas. Not all products and services are available in all geographic areas. Drivers must be at least 25 years old and meet driving record and criminal background check requirements. Additional terms and restrictions apply. The KINTO carshare program, including any benefit provided in connection with the program, is subject to suspension or termination by KINTO in its sole discretion without prior notice. Pricing may vary by location and vehicle type.


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