Tesla is reportedly getting ready to launch an in-house pilot rental program that may operate at its collision facilities in Texas, in keeping with a now-deleted job itemizing for “Program Supervisor, Enterprise Growth,” first noticed by @SawyerMerritt on X (previously often known as Twitter).
The hyperlink to the itemizing not works, returning a “404 web page not discovered” error, however the authentic poster took a screenshot of the job description, which clearly states that the individual’s primary position will likely be to “Lead within the launch of the Tesla Rental Program in Texas.”
Primarily based in Austin, Texas, the full-time place will “Help the workforce on launching a small pilot in all Texas collision websites,” in addition to “Help the launch in any airports for the Tesla worker pilot.”
The hyperlink to the unique job itemizing was additionally posted by Tesla’s Workers Program Supervisor, Melissa Porche Blakely, on her LinkedIn web page, however that appears to have been additionally deleted, though it’s not clear why. Perhaps the place has already been stuffed or possibly it ought to have been a extra discrete posting that shouldn’t have garnered a lot consideration.
It’s additionally unclear how the rental program will roll out, whether or not it’s going to solely be out there for collision middle clients who convey of their out-of-warranty automobiles for restore, or if the pilot program will begin on the collision middle after which develop to extra areas.
One other concept is that the Austin-based EV model is making an attempt to get into the automobile rental enterprise, which might throw it in direct competitors with giants corresponding to Hertz, which – coincidentally or not – has 50,000 Tesla EVs in its fleet and is anticipating one other 50,000 from the Elon Musk-led agency.
Presently, Tesla operates 5 such physique outlets in Texas, with two within the Houston space, one in Austin, one in Dallas, and one other in San Antonio.
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