Published on February 9th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
February 9th, 2019 by Zachary Shahan
A city-to-city transport provider in the US Northeast recently added a new route to its young & budding network. The company — which only uses clean, zero-emission, class-leading Tesla vehicles — is now offering transport between Boston and New York City.
You may recall reading about Bound a while back. I published an article about the inaugural route back in September 2018, just after announcing that the operator also joined the Tesla Shuttle network and added some Northeast routes to our offerings (I’m a cofounder of Tesla Shuttle).
Bound founder and CEO Hamlet Aguilar and apparently I came to the same conclusion in recent years: Trains, buses, planes, and driving oneself are too stressful, unpredictable, and dirty to be ideal transport options on some routes. Much better is city-to-city transport in a Tesla with a friendly driver, WiFi, your choice of music, and all the slick prestige that comes with a Tesla.
Bound adds: “Just recently, a train with holiday commuters traveling to Boston from New York City was recently delayed, resulting in passengers arriving almost seven hours after their scheduled arrival.”
I’ll be honest here: Although I love the fun of driving an electric car, I dread driving into major cities. It’s a total pain in the *** and I’d rather be either working (writing or editing a CleanTechnica article) or resting while on a trip to another city. I’m certain that driving from Boston to NYC or the other way around would be full of annoyances, and if given the choice, I’d much rather jump into the passenger seat of a Tesla Model X and not have to think about anything outside the vehicle until I’m ready to step out. Hamlet tells us that I am, indeed, not the only one.
“When evaluating potential markets for route expansion, we noticed the biggest need is connecting Boston with New York City with an efficient and economical form of transportation,” Hamlet noted. “As Bound continues to play a role in transforming the way people experience regional transportation, we plan to continually introduce more routes between cities that need them most.”
But what’s the price? $400? $500? Nope. “Travelers can reserve one of three seats in a Tesla Model S or one of four seats in a Tesla Model X starting at $79 per seat,” the company shares.
There is no firm requirement for you to book a ride in a Tesla the next time you go between Boston and Tesla, but come on, you’ve got to do it.
Head on over to the ridebound.com to make a booking between Boston and New York City.
You can also book a ride on that route and numerous others on TeslaShuttle.co.
Note for recent Tesla buyers: If you have a Tesla Model 3, Model S, Model X on the way (and the order was in before February 3), but you didn’t use a referral code for 6 months of free Supercharging (or 9 months if you didn’t test drive the car), then you can still use my referral code — tomasz7234 — or someone else’s if some other Tesla owner referred you.
Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (or buildmy3EMEA@tesla.com if you’re in Europe) with the word “Referral” in the subject line. Then put your name, contact information, reservation number (starts with RN), and the referral code you’d like to use in the body of the email. (Thanks to Paul for discovering that.)
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