CEO Gustavo Occhiuzzo was the man behind the introduction of a brand new kind of commute to the streets of Los Angeles: Green Commuter.
Naturally, the idea of getting a lift from a van didn’t strike many people as stylish; however, the unveiling of Green Commuter’s vehicle line just might tempt some of the skeptics to give it a chance after all. Far from the type of van that would typically be used for dropping children off at soccer practice, Green Commuter’s vehicle line will be composed of Tesla Model X SUVs.
According to statements by Occhiuzzo in a recent press release, there will 1,500 Tesla Model X SUVs servicing Los Angeles County and 3,000 servicing the entire region as a whole. Each of the SUVs is an all-electric, zero-emission vehicle that will only be used for a maximum of 15 hours each week.
Allowing riders to share the vehicles is intended to spare them the costs of paying for a van that remains idle for the majority of the workweek. Sharing the the Teslas can potentially assist some riders in maxing out their miles.
The interior storage capacity of each Tesla is capable of accommodating seven adults at a time, and each of them could arrange to rent the same van for a month of regular use. The discount prices for a rental are $10 for an hour and $150 a weekend, while standard prices are $18 per hour and anywhere between $100 to $250 a month.