Tesla Partners Luxe to Deliver On-Demand Valet Parking

By Staff Writer

Jan 21, 2016 02:16 AM EST

Tesla partners Luxe to provide on-demand valet parking service for owners of Tesla's car. Luxe app is available in Apple's App Store and Google Play.

Owners of Tesla's electric car who reside in New York and San Fransisco are now able to book Luxe parking service. More than that, Luxe also provide additional service such charging and car wash.

Ubergizmo reported that Luxe also provide overnight storage and drive-home options service. Luxe also offer a 20 minutes returns service and seven-day advance bookings.

In order to enjoy Tesla EV Charge as an additional service, Luxe charge additional $15 for one time charge, and $65 additional charge for bundle of 5-time charging, excluding the parking cost. The service requires a minimum 5-hours of parking.

Luxe sent a statement to Tech Crunch confirming its service combo of parking and charging for Tesla owners, "We want to make parking and charging as simple as possible for Tesla drivers, and are currently partnering with Tesla to pilot EV charging and Luxe Subscriptions to San Francisco and New York Tesla drivers. The pilot is available to any Luxe customer who owns a Tesla and requests Luxe to park and charge it for $15 (in addition to the cost of parking)."

Priot to departure, as Jalopnik explained, Tesla owners should give a 15 minute notice through the app to the valet to have the car waiting for them at a location within Luxe's delivery range.

Luxe was founded in 2013 by Curtis Lee and Craig Martin, with focus in developing a logistic platform to provide real time service in area where the company has its team in operation. The first logistic service it provides is parking service through a team of valet parking.

Luxe received its $5.5 million seed funding in October 2014, followed by a $20 million Series A funding in February 2015. The company achieved its first two-round capital funding from 30 investors. Its latest funding was in February 2015 in $20 million Series A.

For its valet service, Luxe charges an average hourly rate $5, but actual rates vary between cities. The service was designed by a team formed from Tesla, Google, Zynga, Yahoo! and Groupon. Its valet consist of prescreened valet person and secure parking lots with technology platform that monitors every step of the process from drop-off to pick-up in its app.

The app is available in Apple's App Store and Google Play. Currently Luxe valet parking service is only available in 6 cites: New York, San Fransisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Seattle and Chicago. The pilot project with Tesla will be delivered in New York and San Fransisco.

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