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Morgan Freeman’s Former Driver Launches Premium All-Tesla Black Car Service In LA

A new, all-Tesla premium black car service dubbed MOTEV has been launched in Los Angeles by a former production driver who used to chauffeur for the noted actor Morgan Freeman, who is of course a massive Tesla fan.

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The new service relies on a very impressive fleet — 7 Tesla Model Xs and 4 Model Ss, all top-of-the-line and featuring the Ludicrous Mode upgrade — to deliver what I would guess is now an unparalleled premium electric black car service.

Notably, the new service will rely on drivers who have undergone extensive background checks, and who have signed nondisclosure agreements. Which means that the firm is certainly aiming for its service to be utilized by those of certain means. Other interesting facts: drivers will be provided with 100% paid benefits; the firm is aiming for at least 50% of its staff to be female; and drivers will be dressed in custom black suits designed by Robeaux Switzerland.

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Teslarati provides some further background: “MOTEV, co-founded by Robert Gaskill, who once served as A-lister Morgan Freeman’s production driver, has plans to provide service outside of just the Hollywood elite circle. Though the fleet of Teslas [were] in full force at the September 18 Primetime Emmys, their PR firm tells us that the company has plans to also expand to New York and beyond. In fact, one of their fleet vehicles is in New York, being used on the set of ‘Madam Secretary’ to transport stars Tea Leoni & Tim Daly to and from set.”

Good PR for Tesla. When the wealthiest people out there opt for a Tesla (or for any electric vehicle) over a luxury gas vehicle, that probably means that something has really shifted culturally.

Images via MOTEV

 
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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