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Given that rideshare drivers are not restricted to a certain type of vehicle, it’s somewhat surprising that so many choose to use one specific make and model: the Toyota Prius. Efficient on fuel while providing a safe and comfortable experience for drivers and passengers alike, the Prius has gone onto become the de facto choice for Uber drivers both here in London and around the world.

The only obstacle holding would-be rideshare drivers back from using a Prius is the initial upfront cost. The good news is that our PCO car hire service makes the Prius an affordable and accessible choice for anyone with a PCO license. Still on the fence about whether a Prius is the right choice for you? Here are three reasons why Uber drivers absolutely love the Toyota Prius

1. Safety

The safety factor is paramount for any vehicle, and the Prius excels in this department. Thanks to a combination of intelligent platform and body design as well as state of the art safety features such as its Pre-Collision System, the Prius does everything in its power to keep you and your passengers safe on the road. With this in mind, it’s little wonder that the 2016 model was awarded a five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP.

2. Fuel Efficient

Your profitability as an Uber driver depends on many things, but one of the most influential factors has to be your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. With petrol prices on the rise once again, you need to know that your car is able to perform economically without compromising on performance. As a hybrid vehicle that uses a mix of electricity and petrol for fuel, the Prius is 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, making it an incredibly attractive option for anyone who wants to keep their fuel expenses down.

3. Reliable

Of course, amazing fuel economy is largely pointless if the vehicle is prone to breaking down all the time, but thankfully this isn’t the case with the Prius. Despite the complex technology packed into the car, the Prius is outstandingly reliable and can typically be trusted to run for hundreds of thousands of miles. 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 tip-top shape. For the ultimate peace of mind, we can even arrange another vehicle for you in the event that your Prius is not driveable for any reason.

It’s easy to see why the Toyota Prius is the preferred choice for Uber drivers. If you’re interested in renting a Prius, we’d love to hear from you. With a range of flexible options to choose from, we’re the number one choice of PCO car hire in London. Contact us today to find out more.