Culver City’s Tesloop Offers Long Distance Ride-Sharing Using Renewable Energy
Culver City is well known for its connection to the entertainment industry. Many music, movie, and television studios make their home in the area. However, Martin Feinberg, Realtor, is always pleased when other start-ups and businesses can find success in the Culver City Real Estate community as well. Tesloop is one such business.
Tesloop is a Culver City based ride sharing service that provides city-to-city transportation throughout Southern California in Teslas. It is in its third year of operation and looking to expand its reach.
Tesloop CEO Rahul Sonnad described how the service worked by allowing customers to pick from up to 12 trips a day along a specified route, choose between different pick-up and drop-off spots, pay for their seat, get picked up, and be on their way. Most trips cost between $39 and $79, depending on the route.
Sonnad explained that Tesloop is a “ride-share that lets you book a ride from Los Angeles to San Diego or Palm Springs or Orange County, to San Diego or Los Angeles. We want to make every minute of your time, from point A to point B, something that’s enjoyable and enriching and nutritious.”
All Tesloop Tesla cars come with a variety of amenities, including Wi-Fi, drinks, snacks, headphones, and pillows. Riders get to travel in luxury and also enjoy the idea of using renewable energy to do so.
The service is different than traditional ride-sharing services because the company focuses on long distance highway travel. Trips average from 50 to 200 miles.
Sonnad’s son Haydn, who was 16 at the time, originally came up with the idea, and Tesloop has continued to grow since then. The company now has a fleet of eight cars and 40 drivers. They offer service to Orange County and San Diego. They also just expanded to provide pick up services at LAX.
“When you’re in an electric car, it makes a lot of economic sense because you can drive these electric cars extremely high miles with very low maintenance. Our goal, which is pretty ambitious, is to grow somewhere towards near 1,000 cars in two years,” said Sonnad.
Tesloop plans to continue to increase in the future and is looking to offer routes to Santa Barbara next. They are also exploring opportunities in Northern California. Martin Feinberg, Culver City Realtor, looks forward to seeing what the future brings for the company.