Electric vehicles are now driving themselves to their new owners

Collecting your new ride from the dealership could soon be a thing of the past, as one place has found a unique but obvious way to deliver its EVs.

by | Published on 16th Jun 2023

Who doesn’t love ‘new car day’?

It’s a great feeling hopping into your shiny new set of wheels and showing it off to friends and family.

But is the process of getting a new car all about to change?

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According to a TikTok video, there’s a way to have electric vehicles drive themselves to their new owners.

Rather than heading to the dealership to pick up your new ride, it gets delivered directly to your house.

We’re not talking about your new EV getting delivered on the back of a trailer – it would actually drive itself to you.

Sounds crazy, right?

The video posted by plugbettertech explains the thought process behind it and how it all works.

After contacting UPS to find out how much it would cost to ship each car, they decided it was going to be too expensive.

So, they figured out that having the EVs ship themselves would be far cheaper – and entirely possible using ‘Autopilot’.

All you have to do is put the location in, hit the autopilot button, hop out of the car, lock it, then it will be on its way.

But they were the first to admit they weren’t confident watching the car as it drove away.

Judging by the comments, others aren’t convinced by the whole idea, either.

“And people will be like I didn’t receive my car,” one user commented.


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“This has got to be satire. I own a couple of Teslas and self-driving is nowhere safe enough to do this,” another wrote.

“Does it return itself if you can’t make the payment on time?” another quipped.

Despite Elon Musk’s claims, Tesla ‘Autopilot’ crashes and fatalities continue to surge.

While the feature is currently available, albeit a beta version, a full self-driving Tesla is still a fair way off.



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.

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