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LA Teen Creates Tesla Ridesharing Service For Southern California

By Brian Spaen

Tesla’s electric vehicles are already in the ridesharing ecosystem. A teenager has spearheaded a startup called Tesloop to aid in Southern California traveling. With help from his dad and various investors, the process has been streamlined to work perfectly with the drawbacks of EVs, and is expected to continue booming in the coming years.

Back in 2015, Haydn Sonnad was 16 years old and wanted a Tesla. He developed the idea to drive people in the Los Angeles area to Las Vegas over the weekend to pay off the lease of the vehicle. At the time, Haydn went to Agoura High School, which is located in LA. It’s nearly a five-hour drive each way. Haydn’s father, Rahul Sonnad, worked with tech experts to eventually create Tesloop.

The hook was that customers would be able to ride in these luxury vehicles for a very attractive price. As an example, an hour-long trip from Los Angeles to Orange County checks in at $29. The goal is to decrease travel costs to everyone and to limit carbon emissions in the environment. It would also free up some of the heavy traffic that plagues Southern California; a key reason why Elon Musk wants to travel underground. 

As an added benefit, passengers would be able to use amenities in the Tesla vehicle, such as Wi-Fi, and the company would add other features like snacks, beverages, and noise-cancelling headphones.