Tesla has begun converting its Tesla Energy fleet to Model Y electric SUVs and Model 3 sedans to get rid of its gas-powered vehicles.
When Tesla Energy shows up at a customer’s home as it does with vans and gasoline-powered cars, it may not be the best look for the world leader in electrification — but Tesla is looking to address it.
The automaker has already integrated some of its vehicles into its energy fleet for site surveys and things like those pictured above (pictured via u/demuhnator) reddit), but now it is expanding use with vehicles for installations and others.
Received by Tesla Energy-Wide at the company’s meeting electrek Yesterday, a Tesla manager confirmed that the company is integrating the Tesla Model YS and Model 3S into its fleet:
We’re doing a great job working with our vehicle teams to bring in some Model Ys. We have already deployed the first batch in various offices across the country, and we plan to continue electrification by getting Model YS and Model 3S to replace each vehicle they can one for one.
The manager continued:
Over the course of this next quarter, we’re actually going to get rid of the Chevys we have in our fleet and some of the Sprinter vans and other vehicles where applicable to replace them with Model 3s and Model Ys, so that when we go to a customer’s home. Let’s set up, we’re showing off with Tesla’s fleet.
The Tesla Model 3S and Model Ys aren’t necessarily the best-equipped vehicles for that purpose, which is why Tesla is using vans, but the automaker is adapting its vehicles whenever possible.
In 2018, Tesla began moving its own mobile service fleet from vans to Model S vehicles, which had a modified interior to fit the equipment:
Tesla may do something similar with its Model Y to make it easier to fit solar panels and Powerwalls for installation.
Soon, you can see Tesla showing up with Model Ys and Model 3s for their solar installations.
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