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Now you can request a Tesla when you Uber in Japan with their new Premium EV option

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By Dale Roll, SoraNews24

With public transportation so readily available in metropolitan areas in Japan, you may not have a need to call a taxi that often. Now you have an extra reason to, though, as Uber Japan’s recently added Premium EV option allows you to travel in eco-friendly luxury, and even includes Teslas.

Since private-car ride hailing is still banned in Japan, Uber, which operates as a hired taxi service in the country, has teamed up with taxi company Hinomaru Kotsu to offer this new feature in Tokyo neighborhoods, in addition to the already available Taxi, Premium, and Premium Minivan options. If you specifically want to ride in a Tesla, then once you select “Premium EV”, choose “Tesla Model Y”, and the stylish, modern, luxury electric vehicle will soon roll up to your location.

This is the first time Uber is offering premium electric vehicles as part of their service in Japan, so if you’re a Tesla or EV fan, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of it!

The service is somewhat limited for now. Initially, Teslas are only taking passengers to Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward, Chuo Ward, Minato Ward, Shinjuku Ward, and Shibuya Ward – all central locations for tourism, shopping, and dining – but the plan is to expand the service over time to more areas within the city.

Additionally, there are only 30 Tesla Model Y’s dispatched at the moment, though Uber and Hinomaru Kotsu intend to increase the fleet to a total of 100 vehicles by mid-2024. They may be highly sought after and tough to book, but if you’ve always harbored a dream of riding in a Tesla (if not test driving one), it’s worth giving it a try,

Source: Uber 

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This is the first time Uber is offering premium electric vehicles

Guess which of those words I am sick of being overly used in Japan.

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if you’ve always harbored a dream of riding in a Tesla

Lol. No. And I don't want to meet any chap who is harboring such a dream. What a dumb dream. Get a life.

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A handful of Teslas in Tokyo?

Is this news?

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Tesla is not a premium EV.

If you want a Premium EV, you would want a Cadillac Lyriq, Genesis GV60, Mercedes EQS, etc.

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It's not really Uber when taxi companies are involved, strangling competition.

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If you get a tesla so you can uber and think you can make "profit", well, you need to reassess your choices in life.

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The Tesla Model Y is the best selling passenger car in the world for this year; not just the best selling EV, but the best selling car, period. They must be doing something right.

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They must be doing something right.

Buying their own cars to boost sales to get more investors.

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The Tesla Model Y is the best selling passenger car in the world for this year; not just the best selling EV, but the best selling car, period. They must be doing something right

Clearly.

Some are sulking about it but they are not worth the time of day.

They sulk about a lot of things.

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