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Tesla taxi /chauffeur service in Cincinatti -- Drivr

Discussion in 'News' started by neroden, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    Cincinnati company takes on Uber... by driving you in a Tesla: EXCLUSIVE - Cincinnati Business Courier

    Only $2.50 / mile! :love:

    Apparently they've been going for a year but I'd never heard of them until this article (they don't pop up if you do a Google search for Tesla rentals).

    Maybe we could set up a forum specifically to collect information about the availability of for-hire Teslas? I don't like to do really long-distance drives, but I'd often prefer to be riding in s Tesla at my destination.
     
  2. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    I was wondering why Nick Seitz (the Owner Adviser who helped me buy my inventory car) left Tesla. Now I know the answer. Hope he does well with it, he was a great advocate for the company.
     
  3. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Cincinnati isn't the first market I'd pick for such a company, but good luck to him!
     
  4. brandonmbeard

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    Cincinnati is actually a perfect test market.

    Cincinnati a pretty good test market, study says - Cincinnati Business Courier

    No on to more important matters. Rifleman - Nick and I have been toying with this idea for a while. I left Tesla in August and Nick followed shortly after. We have big plans and big people to help us get there. Expect to see some disruption just as Elon likes it.
     
  5. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    Any city is a decent test market, but I probably would have picked one with lots of out of town visitors. A local population representative of the US does not necessarily translate to a taxi-using population representative of US taxi users. I know there are already Tesla chauffeur and rental services in LA and Chicago -- but so far they've mostly been able to charge fantastical and exotic premiums (well above my willingness to pay), to the point where some don't even publish their prices. So there clearly need to be more entrants in the market to bring the price down.

    Yours is the first in the US with plausible pricing in general (although the Chicago operation has not-totally-crazy pricing for airport limo service, and I think there are several in Europe with plausible pricing). Anyway, I'm likely to visit San Diego, Los Angeles, Portland OR, Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago, DC, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Grand Rapids MI, and Lansing MI, and I'd preferentially hire a Model S in any of those cities if the price was remotely competitive with taxis.

    Because there are several other all-Tesla taxi companies in Europe, I would appreciate it if someone would start assembling a list of such companies. They've been hard to find through Google.
     

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