Rideshare service Facedrive drives into Ottawa on Canada Day

OTTAWA — Ottawa residents have a new ride-sharing option to call for a lift on Canada Day.

Facedrive announced Wednesday morning that it has launched its ridesharing services in the nation’s capital. Riders can choose between electric, hybrid or gas-powered vehicles when ordering a trip through the Facedrive platform.

Facedrive says it’s “Canada’s first peer-to-peer, eco-friendly and socially responsible ridesharing network.”  

“We are delighted to be launching Facedrive in the national capital region on Canada Day, said Suman Pushparajah, Chief Operating Officer of Facedrive.

“Bringing our ESG (environmental, social and governance) strategy to life in the city will provide Ottawans with a sustainable alternative, and we are expected to get started.”

Facedrive says it does not use surge pricing, and drivers earn up to 90 per cent of the trip fare based on their vehicle type and 100 per cent of the tips.

According to Facedrive’s media release, a portion of every rider’s fare will be contributed to carbon offset initiatives, through partnerships with organizations like Forest Ontario.

Facedrive currently operates in Toronto, London, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Orillia and Guelph.

Riders and drivers can download the Facedrive app on Google Play and the Apple Store.

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