The startup has roughly 15 full-time employees and 40 drivers, who are independent contractors and earn an hourly wage and bonuses. Drivers undergo background checks and are trained on how to drive Teslas. The company fleet includes a Model S and seven Model X SUVs.
Teloops “pilots” make 16 daily trips between LA and Palm Springs and 12 trips between San Diego, Orange County and LA. More trips in Southern California will eventually be added, Sonnad said.