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Self driving Electric Tesla Cars now available to Uber users in Dubai
Uber – in partnership with Dubai Taxi Corporation – was announced as the exclusive ride-hailing partner for DTC’s fleet of electric vehicles in the UAE.
The launch of UberONE will initially see 50 brand new premium Tesla cars added to the Uber app, giving riders across Dubai the chance to request the fully-electric, smart and sustainable transport option at the touch of a button. That is great news for UAE residents who support the drive for sustainability that the government is encouraging.
Starting October 10, when UAE residents book an UberONE, a Tesla electric vehicle will come to pick them up and drive them to their selected location. For those not in the know, the Tesla is an electric vehicle that also doubles as a luxury vehicle. Imagine a Porsche running on batteries – that is what a Tesla is.
Dubai residents looking for a more environmentally friendly alternative to the SUVs and other fossil fuel-powered vehicles operating throughout the city can now call upon one of Uber’s 50 Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles.
Earlier this month, Uber announced the UberONE program for Dubai in partnership with the Dubai Taxi Corporation. This new app option gives riders the ability to request Teslas through Uber for about the same additional cost as the service’s UberBLACK tier. While only 50 Model S and Model Xs are currently available, The Associated Press reports that another 150 are set to be added in 2018 and 2019.
Dubai residents aren’t the first to have the option to summon Teslas through Uber. The UberOne service first launched in Madrid, Spain, in December.
If we start talking about how much attention Dubai has paid to technology we would spend the whole year talking about it .The recent addition to this trend is giving Uber users in Dubai the option of choosing to ride in a Tesla.
Earlier this month, Uber announced the UberONE program for Dubai in partnership with the Dubai Taxi Corporation. This new app option gives riders the ability to request Teslas through Uber for about the same additional cost as the service’s UberBLACK tier.
While the number of Model S and X are only 50 for now,an additional 150 is expected to be added between 2018 and 2019.
According to Dubai Taxi Corporation,they chose this improvement ,not just because its an electric car,but also because its in line with their efforts in building a futuristic city and transportation system.
It would also interest you to know that they are working on building a Hyperloop to cut down transportation time from Dubai to Abu Dhabi to 12 minutes.
Here is what the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai said last April
“By 2030, 25 percent of all transportation trips in Dubai will be smart and driverless. The strategy is projected to generate economic revenues and savings of up to Dh22 billion a year