The Tesla Model 3 taxi, which hit the streets on October 30, is owned and operated by Drive Sally, a company that also has a fleet of over 1,000 regular cars that it leases to taxi, Lyft and Uber drivers.
"It's a sexy car, drivers love it," said Drive Sally's co-founder, Nicholas Williams. "It actually kind of brings the novelty of, you know, driving again, making it fun. And, you know, riders love getting into it. It's quiet. It's fast. It's obviously extremely safe, and it has technology that's leaps and bounds ahead of a lot of other more traditional cars."
- I love the Tesla system, the driving. Because when I'm driving, I don't have to use the brake all the time, only for emergencies.
NICHOLAS WILLIAMS: Teslas are really fun to drive. It's a sexy car, drivers love it. It actually kind of brings the novelty of, you know, driving again, making it fun. And you know, riders love getting into it. We're going to be rolling out Teslas over the next few months and years. And obviously, we're extremely focused on building infrastructure that makes sense, so that drivers have the charging accessibility, they have the charging price point, and the repair and maintenance of a commercial-like facility. So we plan on being able to service Teslas commercially, and having infrastructure that makes charging totally ubiquitous across the city.