Tesla had two big pieces of news this week, but you probably only heard one of them - until now. The news that got all the press was that every new Tesla coming off the assembly line will be fully autonomous (self-driving). What you probably didn’t hear (until right now) is that Tesla is going after Uber. Bigly.
Here’s how I think the secret program will work. If you sign up for the Tesla Network, your car is going to be out hustling for you while you sleep. When you’re stuck in a meeting at work, your car is going to be picking people up and dropping them off, all the while ringing the cash register for you. Fuel costs are nonexistent, because the car will just pull into a free Tesla filling station when it needs a recharge. This is going to be YUGE.