One of UberEats' biggest competitors, Bite Squad announces a Tesla test.
If the test goes well, the company will switch it's fleet from Prius cars to Tesla cars.
The food delivery company Bite Squad announced earlier this month that it would be test driving the Tesla Model 3 as a potential delivery vehicle to introduce to its fleet.
This is just the latest move to promote eco-friendly practices by the tech company, which currently has a fleet of hybrid-electric cars all painted in the brand’s signature green color.
“On an average day, we have delivery drivers navigating thousands of food deliveries through the streets of 30 metropolitan markets across the country,” said Kian Salehi, Bite Squad co-founder and CEO in a press release. “Our existing hybrid cars significantly cut emissions, but an all-electric fleet would be completely emissions-free. This is where we want to be.”
The current fleet consists of hybrid-electric Toyota Prius cars, but the company is planning to stay ahead of the curve to make even less of a negative environmental impact.
“We’re always looking for ways to implement advancing technologies in our company,” said Salehi. “When we launched in 2012, the goal was to reduce the environmental impact of our fleet by using as many hybrid vehicles as we could. The goal is the same today, but the technology has changed. We now have an opportunity to further reduce our impact with an affordable battery-powered car.”Read More