Tesla Partnership: Are you the type of person who is always in need of a ride? Like many, you may not be able to get picked up when you need it the most. Thanks to Uber, along with the help of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), you can get a ride when you need it the most – and in some cases, draw quite a bit of attention to yourself.
Before we get into the partnership between Uber and Tesla, let’s take a closer look at what Uber is all about.
In short, “Uber is Everyone’s Private Driver.” According to the company’s app download page, here is what the service can do for those in need of a ride:
“Use the Uber app to request a private car in any city the service is available. The app lets your driver know precisely where to pick you up, and lets you know exactly how long until they arrive. At the end of your ride, the fare is charged to your credit card on file (no need to tip), and you receive a detailed receipt in-app and via email.”
Does it get any easier than that? You can get the ride you need, without any of the hassle. Forget about calling a cab, tipping the driver, and all those other details.
So, what does this have to do with Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)? According to Gas 2, Uber is “offering an “Easter egg” of sorts in honor of the Boston Marathon through the help of Tesla Motors.”
If you live in the Boston area and make it a habit to use the UberX app, there is a chance that you could be picked up in a Tesla Model S vehicle.
The catch: you are not allowed to request that the Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S pick you up, hence the “Easter egg” reference. Instead, the vehicle simply shows up if it is available and close to your pick up area.
In the future, however, you may not have to book your ride and hope for the best. Instead, Uber has reported that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) vehicles could become available through its Uber Black service in the near future.
The video on the following page will give you a look at what it’s like to ride in a Model S: