The Hybrid car is the favourite amongst PCO drivers
Rideshare drivers aren’t restricted to a specific type of vehicle, but many still opt for the same make and model: the Toyota Prius. The car has a number of features that make it ideal for the job, including being fuel-efficient while still providing a comfortable driving experience for both drivers and passengers. This has meant that the Prius has become the de facto choice for Uber drivers both here in London and around the world for a number of reasons:
The safety factor is paramount for any and all vehicles, regardless of the purpose, and the Prius is one of the safest cars on the market. Thanks to a combination of smart platform and body design—as well as the state-of-the-art Pre-Collision System safety feature—the Prius keeps you and your passengers safe on the road. With these design features, it’s no wonder that the 2016 model was awarded a five-star rating by Euro NCAP.
- Fuel Efficient
Your profitability as an Uber driver is dependent on a few things, such as how many trips you complete and the distance of each trip. But one of the most influential factors is your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. As petrol prices continue to rise, having a car that runs economically without compromising on performance is crucial. The Toyota Prius is a hybrid car, which means it runs on a mix of petrol and electricity, making it an industry leader when it comes to fuel economy. Consumer testing has shown that most versions of the 2016 Prius have an official combined fuel economy of around 52 miles per gallon, ideal for helping to keep your fuel expenses down.
Having amazing fuel economy is largely pointless if your vehicle is unstable and frequently prone to breaking down. Thankfully, this doesn’t apply to the Prius. Despite the complex technology packed into the car, it’s outstandingly reliable and can be trusted to run for hundreds of thousands of miles — perfect for completing as many trips as possible.
Covering the cost of a Toyota Prius
The only issue PCO drivers may face when it comes to the Toyota Prius is paying the initial upfront cost of the car. For those who may not be able to afford this payment outright, there is some good news. Our PCO car hire service makes the Prius an affordable and accessible choice for all PCO license holders.
How Hirebrid can help drivers
Here at Hirebrid, we take care of all the servicing and maintenance for you, so you can be confident that your PCO car rental will always be in top shape. For the ultimate peace of mind, we can even arrange another vehicle for you to work with, in the event that your Prius is not driveable for any reason. If you’re interested in renting a Prius, we’d love to hear from you. We offer a range of flexible options to choose from, making us the number one choice of PCO car hire in London. Get in touch with our team today.