SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Autonomy, the nation’s largest electric vehicle subscription company, announced that it is expanding its geographic footprint to Seattle, Washington, including Tacoma and Bellevue.
Autonomy provides a cheaper, faster and easier way for customers to get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle without long-term commitment or long-term debt.
“We launched Autonomy in California in January and quickly amassed a following across the Golden State. Washingtonians are already early adopters of EVs so it made sense for Washington to be one of the first expansion states,” said Scott Painter, Founder and CEO of Autonomy. “Affordability is what ultimately unlocks mass adoption of EVs and Autonomy is easier and more affordable for consumers to get into an electric car.”
Autonomy helps achieve Seattle’s all-electric future. In 2021, the city released a 2030 citywide plan for electrification with specific goals for zero-emission mobility, including 100% of shared mobility and 30% goods delivery being zero-emission. Washington state has also set a target that all vehicles of model year 2030 or later sold, purchased or registered in Washington state be electric vehicles.
With gas prices at near record highs and projected to rise another $0.46 in Washington in 2023, Washington residents have more reasons than ever to go electric.
Autonomy’s monthly payment covers the traditional costs of ownership, including routine maintenance, roadside assistance (limitations apply), and standard wear and tear on tires, which are usually additional expenses with a traditional lease or loan. Qualified Autonomy customers will now receive Autonomy’s subscription with its fully integrated insurance offering.
“Autonomy is on a mission to accelerate the adoption of EVs and we’re excited to now offer this service in the Seattle metro area,” said Georg Bauer, co-founder and president of Autonomy. “Autonomy will give a boost to Seattle’s Electrification goals by giving people a novel way to access an EV that’s completely digital and more flexible than ever.”
The cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue have more than 2,900 public charging stations, 453 of which are free EV charging stations. The area also boasts over 400 DC Fast Chargers, 134 of which are Tesla Superchargers.
Autonomy will leverage its recently announced national partnership with AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), the largest auto retailer in the U.S., for vehicle preparation and delivery services in connection with customer activation, as well as maintenance, repair, and reconditioning services for Autonomy’s growing subscription fleet of electric vehicles.
Today, Autonomy offers the Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y and will soon add the full Tesla lineup, among other makes and models. In August Autonomy ordered 23,000 electric vehicles from 17 different global automakers, with the order totaling more than $1.2 billion.
The company’s subscription model offers the cheapest, fastest, and easiest way to get an electric vehicle, and it does not require the long-term debt or commitment that comes with buying or leasing. Autonomy subscribers can pay their subscription entirely on their credit card or through their bank account. They have the flexibility to subscribe month to month after a three-month minimum hold period. Customers can subscribe to an electric vehicle entirely in app (Google Play Store or Apple App Store) and customize their monthly payment to meet their budget. Additionally, Autonomy vehicles are available for delivery or pickup within weeks, compared with the six- to nine-month wait for a loan or lease.