EV subscription service Autonomy expands offerings beyond Teslas, buys 20,000 new EVs
Autonomy offers electric vehicles to customers through a turn-key subscription model. Its service is designed to offer an easy and affordable option that doesn’t require the long-term debt or commitment that comes with buying or leasing. Autonomy drivers have the flexibility to subscribe month-to-month after a three-month minimum period.
Above: Several Tesla Model 3 models in a garage. Photo: Autonomy
The company currently offers just two models—the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y—in select markets. Now it has announced plans to expand its vehicle offerings, and to extend its operations across the US.
In order to procure the new EVs, Autonomy has partnered with automotive retailer AutoNation. Over the next 12-18 months, AutoNation will supply Autonomy with up to 20,000 EVs from several automakers. AutoNation will provide vehicle preparation and delivery services in connection with Autonomy customer activations, as well as maintenance, repair and reconditioning services.
Above: Autonomy is partnering with AutoNation. Video: DriveAutonomy / YouTube
“AutoNation and Autonomy’s shared vision for how consumers gain access to electric vehicles is the basis for this partnership,” said Scott Painter, founder and CEO of Autonomy. “This partnership allows Autonomy to drastically accelerate and diversify its vehicle lineup while paving a clear and aggressive path for national expansion. It also allows Autonomy to remain capital-efficient and infrastructure-light.”