Autonomy’s Electric Vehicle Subscription Now Available in California’s Coachella Valley

autonomy, the electric vehicle subscription company which offers the cheapest, fastest and easiest way to get a Tesla Model 3, is expanding its electric vehicle subscription service to California’s Coachella Valley. The expansion into California’s iconic low desert will help ease consumer demand for an affordable green mobility option.

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California, which suffers from one of the worst air quality in the country, has become a leading research, design and manufacturing center for electric vehicles. Local leaders and residents work together to reduce emissions by put 5 million electric vehicles on the road by 2030to help improve the health and well-being of the population.

With its subscription services, Autonomy is enabling residents of the Coachella Valley – including Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella – to start booking electric vehicles through the Autonomy application, obtaining access to vehicles in a simple and flexible way, unlike a traditional vehicle loan or leasing. The subscription is also available to residents of surrounding areas, including Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Valley.

“We’re on a mission to inspire more people to use electric vehicles,” said Scott Painter, founder and CEO of Autonomy. “Electric vehicles help reduce emissions and support the transition to a sustainable energy future.”

Autonomy’s expansion into the low desert follows announcements last month that services would start in the Inner Empire, Fresnoand surrounding towns, as well as in Sacramento, California’s central coastand Orange County. Earlier this year, the company launched services in Los Angeles and San Diegoand added the San Francisco Bay Area to its market coverage.

“Our journey began in Los Angeles and continues to expand across California to now add the Coachella Valley to our service area,” Painter continued. “We are seeing strong consumer demand in Southern California, and especially the lower desert, and continue to grow our presence across the state.”

Customers who want to drive a Tesla Model 3 will have access to Autonomy’s fast, easy and affordable subscription service. With new pricing announced in March, Autonomy’s monthly subscription costs less than Tesla’s own lease or finance plans. Subscribers can reserve a Model 3 through the Autonomy app with a $100 refundable deposit. A payment dial allows customers to customize subscriptions starting at $490 per month with an initial start-up fee of $4,900, up to $1,000 per month with an initial start-up fee of $1,000. A refundable $500 security deposit and taxes are required upon subscription activation.

Cities in the Coachella Valley, such as Palm Springs, have continued installing EVs charging stations to ensure there is a ready-to-use network for visitors and residents. Charging stations are also installed in private and professional premises. The Coachella Valley Association of Governments has developed a Plug-in electric vehicle readiness plan to support and accelerate the massive deployment of rechargeable electric vehicles in the region.

Coachella’s Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan aims to make the valley well-suited to handle a large-scale adoption of plug-in vehicles over the next 10 years,” said Georg Bauer, co-founder and president of Autonomy. “All of this can only further promote the use of green mobility, making it even more convenient for consumers considering an electric vehicle and through a flexible and affordable Autonomy subscription.”

Autonomy’s monthly payment covers traditional costs of ownership, including annual registration and license fees, routine maintenance, roadside assistance and normal tire wear, all of which are additional expenses with a traditional lease or loan.

In addition to the cost advantage, Autonomy drivers have the option of subscribing month-to-month after a minimum hold period of three months with 28 days notice. The platform is a viable market option for those unwilling or unable to afford the long-term commitment of buying or leasing an electric car.

Autonomy’s subscription model offers a radical new solution to the growing demand for electric cars. An added benefit is the company’s stock of 3 models that are available for delivery or pick-up within weeks, compared to waiting six to nine months for a lease or loan.

How to subscribe:

  1. Download the Autonomy app from the App Store (coming soon to Android).

  2. Scan your driver’s license and digital payment method.

  3. Make payment through the app

  4. Schedule your pickup or delivery.

Autonomy is the first US company to offer a full monthly subscription for a Tesla Model 3, with other popular electric vehicle models planned for the near future.

Founded by serial automotive entrepreneurs Scott Painter (CarsDirect, TrueCar, Fair) and Georg Bauer (Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Tesla, Fair), Autonomy is designed to deliver a fast and efficient customer experience.

Autonomy recently received $83 million in debt and equity financing to support its expansion.


Autonomy is a technology company whose mission is to make access to mobility easy and affordable through car subscriptions. The company was founded by automotive retail, auto finance and auto insurance disruptors Scott Painter and Georg Bauer, who founded Fair, the first-ever, pioneering used car subscription offer. of the Car-as-a-Service (CaaS) category. Building on this experience, Autonomy has created a turnkey vehicle subscription platform for consumers and the automotive industry that allows vehicle subscriptions to cost-effectively scale and become a mainstream alternative to purchase of traditional cars. Autonomy innovates through technology, finance and insurance to power automotive subscriptions for the battery, electric vehicle and zero-emission vehicle sectors. Autonomy relies on partnerships with automakers and physical car dealerships to deliver consumer and industry benefits. Self-reliance represents the absence of long-term debt, the absence of long-term commitments, and even the absence of fossil fuels. It means new choices and more control over your financial well-being. Autonomy is based in Santa Monica, California.

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