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Toyota Offers Special Incentive for Boston Uber Drivers

Posted by Jared Katsoupis on Thu, Jan 09, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Uber LogoToyota is excited to announce that it has collaborated with Uber Technologies, an alternative transportation company, to offer a discounted price on select Toyota hybrid vehicles to Boston area Uber drivers. 

For those who don’t know what Uber is, it is a pretty nifty new transportation service that has caught on in cities all over the United States as well as in other countries. Uber uses independent drivers that are always close by to pick you up in a black car or luxury vehicle and drive you to your destination. Using the Uber phone app, you simply have to sign up and Uber pinpoints your location and proximity to the nearest Uber driver to reach you in a timely manner. Payment is made completely online through your phone as it transfers your stored credit card information to Uber. All you have to do is wait for your ride to pick you up!

As part of a special 90-day pilot program, Toyota is offering $1500 incentives on three of their hybrid models: the 2013/2014 Prius V, the Camry Hybrid, and the Avalon Hybrid.

Now you should bear with me here as I try to avoid confusing eligibility jargon and put it all in layman’s terms. The incentives are broken up into two categories, A and B.

Category A

  • Category A offers an initial incentive of $1000 per vehicle purchased so long as you meet one of two criteria. You must either have completed 100 trips as a driver in the preceding 60 days or hold a valid taxi or commercial license. If you meet one out of two of these criteria, you will receive $1000 off your eligible hybrid purchase.
  • To receive that remaining $500 toward your Toyota hybrid, you are also eligible for a performance reward worth up to $250 for each 30-day reward interval (which there are two of) as long as you complete the minimum of 50 trips required in that 30 days.

Simple.

Category B

  • Category B offers the same amount of $1500 towards an eligible Toyota Hybrid, just a bit differently. If you DO NOT meet category A eligibility, this is where you would look. The initial purchase incentive for category B is worth $750 that any Uber driver is welcome to take advantage of. The performance reward is where the rest of the $1500 is made up.
  • Each 30-day interval after the time of purchase will be worth $375 so long as you meet the minimum 50-trip requirement after each interval. Following the math, that should round you off to a grand total of $1500 in savings, just for being an Uber driver and purchasing one of these hybrid Toyotas.

Wellesley Toyota Avalon HybridHow does Uber and Toyota know how many completed trips you have made?

In a nutshell, Uber software will be tracking your trips much like it would regardless of this incentive program. 

I am an Uber driver and would love to buy a Toyota Hybrid. Tell me how long this incentive program lasts!

This pilot program started on the 10th of December 2013 and will run until March 10th 2014. You have up until this slated time to make your purchase.

If you are interested in purchasing one of the three selected Toyota Hybrid models and are an Uber driver in the Boston area, contact our Greater Boston Toyota dealership today!

*This program is only available to Boston area Uber drivers.

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