Autonomy, which offers electric vehicles to customers through a subscription model, has partnered with automotive retailer AutoNation in order to expand its vehicle offerings beyond the Tesla Model 3, and to expand its operations across the US.
Over the next 12-18 months, AutoNation will supply Autonomy with up to 20,000 EVs from several automakers. AutoNation will provide vehicle preparation and delivery services in connection with Autonomy customer activations, as well as maintenance, repair and reconditioning services.
“AutoNation and Autonomy’s shared vision for how consumers gain access to electric vehicles is the basis for this partnership,” said Scott Painter, founder and CEO of Autonomy. “This partnership allows Autonomy to drastically accelerate and diversify its vehicle lineup while paving a clear and aggressive path for national expansion. It also allows Autonomy to remain capital-efficient and infrastructure-light.”
Autonomy says its subscription model provides an easy and affordable option for those seeking an electric vehicle that does not require the long-term debt or commitment that comes with buying or leasing. Autonomy drivers have the flexibility to subscribe month-to-month after a three-month minimum period.