Autonomy’s EV Subscription Service Makes Texas Debut
Published Dec. 15, 2022
Autonomy, the nation’s largest electric vehicle subscription company, on Dec. 14 announced its service is now available in Austin, TX.
The debut in Texas comes after a successful launch in California earlier this year and a recent expansion into Florida and Washington.
Texas, ranked third in EV registrations behind California and Florida, is showing great promise for electrification, with nearly 30,000 new EVs on the road between 2020 and 2021. This growth and natural demand makes Texas a compelling state for Autonomy to expand operations into.
About 46% of Texans under age 45 say they are considering purchasing an electric car, per a statewide poll conducted earlier this year by Texas 2036, a policy planning group.
Autonomy offers the cheapest, fastest and easiest way to get a Tesla and does not require the long-term debt or commitment that comes with buying or leasing. Additionally, Autonomy vehicles are available for delivery or pickup within weeks, compared with the monthslong wait for a loan or lease. Today, Autonomy offers the Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y and will soon add the full Tesla lineup, among other makes and models.
“The EV adoption rate in Texas signals to us that there’s even more demand for EVs and more of a need for alternative ways to access one,” said Scott Painter, founder and CEO of Autonomy. “Today, Texas has more than 156,000 EVs on the road, with 22,122 in Travis County alone---the highest-ranking EV county in Texas. These numbers are encouraging, and we’re excited for Autonomy service to help boost EV adoption in the second-most-populous state in the country and increase EV adoption statewide.”
Austin has more than 1,300 public chargers across the region, with more than 500 new chargers added in the last 90 days. Unique to Austin is the Austin Energy Plug-In EVerywhere network subscription plan, which offers unlimited charging for $4.17 per month at any of Austin Energy’s 1,000+ level 2 charging ports throughout its service area.
Autonomy’s monthly payment covers the traditional costs of ownership, including routine maintenance and roadside assistance, and standard wear and tear on tires, which are usually additional expenses with a traditional lease or loan. Qualified subscribers will now receive Autonomy’s subscription with its fully integrated month-to-month insurance offering.
Autonomy will leverage its recently announced national partnership with AutoNation, Inc., the largest retailer in the U.S., for vehicle preparation and delivery services in connection with customer activation, as well as maintenance, repair and reconditioning services for Autonomy’s growing subscription fleet of electric vehicles.
As well as expanding geographically, Autonomy is also expanding its fleet of vehicles. In August, Autonomy ordered 23,000 electric vehicles from 17 different global automakers, with the order totaling more than $1.2 billion.