His payments on the BMW, which he bought in November, are $3,000 a month. It’s worth it, he says, because of the higher tips he gets. Between tips and fares, he makes up to $300 a day.
Peterson’s latest maneuver to boost his earnings: signing up for Lyft Lux, a new service the ride-hailing company rolled out Thursday.
The 46-year-old is one of several new drivers Lyft has signed up for its new service.
Peterson is already prepared. His usual routine involves traversing West Los Angeles, driving music executives and other businesspeople around the city. Peterson scents the leather interior with eucalyptus and rosemary oil. Bags of jelly beans, mints and caramels, along with bottles of Evian, are stuffed in the passenger door pockets.
“I polish this once a week and try to do a full detail once a month,” said Peterson, who dresses in a button-down shirt and tie. His rating on Lyft: an almost perfect 4.95 stars. “I’m in a high-line car and I want to […]