Autonomy orders 23,000 EVs to expand and diversify fleet

Autonomy, the startup that allows drivers to pay a subscription to drive an electric car, has ordered 23,000 units, according to a report by Business Wire. This represents 1.2 percent of the US’s total projected domestic EV production.

The company had been taking delivery of 200 Tesla cars per week.

The massive order is valued at $1.2 billion and involves 17 global carmakers. It involves BMW, Canoo, Fisker, Ford, General Motors, Hyundai, Kia, Lucid, Mercedes-Benz, Polestar, Rivian, Stellantis, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, VinFast, Volvo, and Volkswagen.

Autonomy stuck to cars within the $26,595 and $122,440 range. Most of the EVs have driving ranges above 250 miles.

The order will be processed by AutoNation, the largest retailer in the US.

Autonomy currently offers the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, with the rest of Tesla’s lineup soon to join the fleet. Scott Painter, founder and CEO of Autonomy said, “Tesla was certainly the right launch partner for Autonomy given their dominance in the electric vehicle market today. With every automaker going all-in on electric and so many exciting new products coming to market in the next 6 to 18 months, we have placed our fleet order and are excited to expand our subscription lineup and make it easier for consumers to make the transition to electric.”