Uber starts sending notifications about how to open Tesla doors as it expands its EV rides

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Uber is expanding its electrical conveyance rides done its caller “Comfort Electric” enactment to much cities, and since astir of its electrical rides travel from Tesla vehicles, the ride-hailing institution has started sending notifications astir however to unfastened Tesla doorway handles, which tin beryllium confusing for first-time riders.

Last year, Hertz announced an important effort to electrify its fleet of rental cars, led by a monolithic acquisition of 100,000 Tesla Model 3 vehicles to beryllium delivered implicit the adjacent year.

Shortly after, Hertz announced that connected apical of adding Tesla vehicles to its rental fleet, the institution besides made a woody with Uber to connection its drivers entree to the Tesla vehicles. 50,000 Tesla vehicles volition beryllium offered for rent to Uber drivers, and the institution has an enactment for much if the programme is successful.

The institution precocious launched the “Comfort Electric” enactment that pays drivers much erstwhile Uber users take an electrical ride. Tesla Model 3, Model Y, and Polestar 2 are portion of this fleet – but it remains chiefly Tesla vehicles.

Last month, Uber revealed that it has 15,000 Tesla vehicles successful its fleet done its Hertz deal.

Today, Uber announced that it is expanding the programme to 7 caller cities:

Today, we’re announcing the enlargement of Comfort Electric, our archetypal all-electric rides offering, to 7 further cities including Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Austin, Philadelphia and Baltimore. In May, we launched Comfort Electric successful San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles.

The institution has had feedback astir immoderate radical having difficulties opening Tesla doors:

For those of you who person lone admired Teslas from a distance, they’re coming your way! We’ve heard from drivers that immoderate riders are having trouble figuring retired however to unfastened the Tesla doorway handle. Don’t interest – we got you!

Their solution is to nonstop propulsion notification up of a Tesla thrust to explicate however to unfastened the doorway handles:

The caller propulsion notifications are starting contiguous with the enlargement to caller cities. Uber hasn’t updated the fig of Tesla vehicles successful its fleet.

The need for instructions connected opening Model 3/Y are not new. New York City taxi drivers person had doorway instructions (seen below) for immoderate clip now.

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