Uber wants to turn Tesla into a Chevy Caprice.
Over the last few years, we've been witnessing significant changes in the way people drive, power their vehicles and even order their taxis. First, Tesla entered the market as the coolest EV maker out there, manufacturing magnificent looking all-electric cars that even gave some supercars a run for their money. Then, Uber revolutionized how people hail cabs, share rides and reach their destinations. Soon, car manufacturers will change the way we drive, with autonomous cars that'll compete with their 'drivers' for performance, safety and efficiency.
One of the leading contenders in the competition to reach this goal is Tesla, which is currently working on putting 500,000 fully-autonomous cars on the road by 2020. And while this may seem like a pretentious goal, Tesla has just been given a terrific vote of confidence by the CEO of one of the other industry revolutionaries mentioned above. In fact, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was recently quoted as saying that Uber would gladly buy every single one of those 500,000 units. Now, we've already heard about current Tesla models taking over taxi fleets in various parts of the world. But would you rather hail a cab driven by a driver, or one that drives itself? For some, as long as it's a Tesla, the answer doesn't really matter.