Autonomy’s subscription model offers a new solution to the growing demand for electric cars.
Autonomy, an electric vehicle subscription company that offers the Tesla Model 3 and soon other models and brands, is now available to consumers living in California’s high desert communities including Lancaster, Palmdale, Victorville, Adelanto, Apple Valley, Hesperia, Phelan and Barstow. .
The company said its monthly subscription costs less than Tesla’s own lease or finance plans.
Today, the high desert region has more than 200 charging points, with 13 Tesla Superchargers placed along the I-15 and SR-14 freeways, providing commuters – and those traveling to and from Las Vegas – with many options for recharging.
California already has the most charging stations in the country, accounting for approximately 30% of the total number of charging stations/ports. And more are on the way. This fiscal year, California will receive $56 million under the federal infrastructure bill, the second-highest amount in the nation, behind Texas.
Autonomy’s expansion into the high desert follows announcements last month to begin services in the Coachella Valley, Inland Empire, Fresno and surrounding towns, and Sacramento on California’s Central Coast. and in Orange County. Earlier this year, the company launched services in Los Angeles and San Diego, and added the San Francisco Bay Area to its market coverage.
Autonomy’s monthly payment covers traditional costs of ownership, including annual registration and license fees, routine maintenance, roadside assistance and normal tire wear, all of which are additional expenses with a traditional lease or loan.
A payment dial allows customers to customize their Model 3 and Model Y. Model 3 subscriptions range from $490 per month with an initial start-up charge of $4,900 to $1,000 per month with an initial start-up charge of $1,000. Whichever payment option you choose, a small refundable deposit of $500 and taxes also apply.
Self-driving drivers have the option to subscribe month-to-month after a minimum hold period of three months, then can cancel at any time with 28 days notice.