Uber riders in Dubai can now select electric-powered Tesla
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A man holds an Apple iPad Mini as he uses Uber app on October 6, 2017 in Hong Kong.
The U.S.-based ride-hailing app launched the UberONE option on Tuesday in partnership with Dubai Taxi Corporation, which added 50 Tesla Model X and Model S to its fleet last month.
The vehicles, which Uber riders can select for a slightly higher fare, are equipped with self-driving components.
Dubai’s transport authority is aiming to add another 150 Tesla vehicles to its fleet in 2018 and 2019.
Uber’s General Manager in the United Arab Emirates, Chris Free, says the partnership is line with the company’s drive to provide riders with “new and progressive experiences.”