New ride-share, Facedrive, offers ‘eco-friendly’ choice

Staff Reporter Ottawa Citizen

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Facedrive ride-share PROVIDED

Ride-sharing customers in the Ottawa area have a new option as Toronto-based Facedrive began service in the capital on Canada Day.

The company — which now operates chiefly in the Golden Horseshoe area around Toronto — differentiates itself by offering an “eco-friendly and socially responsible” network.

“Bringing our (environmental, social and governance) strategy to life in the city will provide Ottawans with a sustainable alternative,” company chief operating officer Suman Pushparajah said in a news release.

The company said clients can order a ride in an electric, hybrid or gas-powered vehicle.

The company says it does not use surge pricing, and says drivers earn up to 90 per cent of the fare, based on their vehicle type, and all of their tips.

The company says an unspecified portion of every fare will be contributed to carbon offset initiatives, through partnerships with organizations like Forest Ontario.

The Facedrive app is available on Google Play and at the App Store.

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