This firm is shopping for 200 Tesla automobiles per week and is now ordering 23,000 EVs


Autonomy, an electrical car subscription service utilizing Tesla automobiles, introduced that it’s including Tesla Mannequin Y to its fleet and is now taking supply of about 200 Tesla automobiles per week.

Additionally it is about to increase to different EVs with an order of 23,000 EVs that can embrace EVs from Rivian, Lucid, Ford, and extra.

We first reported on Autonomy, which was based by Scott Painter, the founding father of TrueCar, again in January after they first launched their EV subscription service utilizing Tesla Mannequin 3 automobiles.

On the time, they disclosed having 100 Mannequin 3 automobiles and deliberate to have 10,000 by the tip of the yr.

The subscription service works completely via an app to use, take supply, and handle your subscription. Service begins at $490 a month, with $4,900 down and with a three-month minimal. With a sliding scale, you possibly can go as much as $1,000 a month with solely $1,000 down.

Immediately, Electrek sat down with Painter to get an replace on the enterprise as they’re including Tesla Mannequin Y to the fleet and putting a big order for 23,000 electrical automobiles with many automakers.

Painter mentioned that Autonomy now has about 1,000 Tesla automobiles in its fleet (most of them Mannequin 3s and some Mannequin Ys now) and about half of their purchasers selected the decrease month-to-month fee choices and the opposite half go for $1,000 a month and solely $1,000 down.

The CEO mentioned that, at any given time, the corporate has a backlog of about 1,000 folks ready for vehicles, and it usually takes 5 to 6 days for them to obtain the car because it takes supply of about 200-300 Tesla automobiles per week.

Painter defined that, in contrast to Hertz, which additionally positioned a big order of Tesla automobiles for its rental fleet, Autonomy doesn’t simply order base Mannequin 3 automobiles in white, nevertheless it takes just about every part it might probably get – together with stock automobiles like buyer vehicles that ended up being canceled.

Autonomy sees robust demand and plans to ramp as much as about 3,000 Tesla automobiles by September, nevertheless it has revised its purpose of getting 10,000 Tesla automobiles by the tip of the yr to having about 6,000 – although it seems like that’s extra about Tesla’s limitation than Autonomy’s.

Whereas its Tesla fleet isn’t going as quick because it first anticipated, the corporate is increasing quickly to different automobiles with a brand new partnership with Auto Nation that’s going to lead to an order of 23,000 electrical automobiles.

Auto Nation sellers are going to develop into Autonomy’s accomplice sellers for supply and repair, and they’ll additionally assist them construct a relationship with the legacy automakers who nonetheless use the dealership fashions.

The complete order, one of many greatest of its variety for electrical automobiles, goes to be printed in full subsequent month, however Painter gave Electrek a preview and mentioned that it’ll embrace automobiles from newcomers like Rivian, Lucid, Polestar, and Canoo.

As beforehand talked about, Autonomy can also be shopping for EVs from established OEMs – like GM, the Cadillac Lyriq, Chevy Silverado EV, Equinox EV, and Blazer EV had been all talked about, the latter within the 1000’s of items – mentioned Painter.

Ford can also be going to be on the checklist with the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning.

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