January is typically one of the lowest sales months of the year for rideshare and scooter companies, and last month’s sales were, indeed, down from December. The companies are striving for profitability and as they confront a shifting legal landscape.
Tesla opened up Model 3 ordering to its entire waitlist. A spike in configuration payments followed, though three-quarters of the waitlist have yet to order.
Sales at the scooter company are 26 times greater than in October. And spending at competitor Lime is also on a roll.
At Tesla, Model 3 refunds have been on the rise. Among customers who made a deposit, 8 percent purchased a Tesla, while 23 percent received a refund.
Autonomous vehicles will shake up the landscape of existing car services. But which are true disruptors? Buckle up as we look at where the U.S. ride-hailing and car-sharing industry stands—for now.