Why Uber’s ride-hailing service is having trouble finding customers
Hotwire car rentals have been a hot topic in the automotive industry since the company launched in 2016.
Now, that company says it’s trying to find a new customer base with a new service called UberPop.
The company said it’s partnering with UberPop to offer the service to drivers who rent cars from Hotwire Car Rental in Chicago.
UberPop is an Uber-like app for drivers and passengers who want to rent cars in a variety of cities around the world.
Hotwire said UberPop will have “unlimited rides” that can be picked up and dropped off at participating locations in Chicago, New York City, Austin, and San Francisco.
Hotwire said it plans to launch the service in the next few weeks.
HotWire said Uber has been a success in the U.S. and is “very bullish” on its ride-sharing platform, with a 75 percent growth in ridership in the last three years.
UberPop has become a popular option for the company, with its cars hitting the streets in roughly 150 cities.
The company has said it will have a $1 billion valuation for its rideshare service by 2021.
Hotwired Car Rents is a leasing company that leases cars to drivers through a network of Hotwire vehicles.
Hotspin Car Rentals, which operates the services in Chicago and Chicago’s suburbs, was founded in 2016 and was purchased by Uber in 2018.