Tesla mulls rolling out Uber-style ride services next year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during a Tesla event in Palo Alto, California October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

Tesla Motors Inc is planning to roll out a ride services program and will announce details next year, the luxury electric vehicle maker said on its website, a service first outlined by Chief Executive Elon Musk in his master plan in July.

News of the Tesla Network was in a disclaimer about the self-driving functionality on new Model S vehicles. Musk said on Wednesday Tesla is building new vehicles with the necessary hardware to eventually enable full autonomy, although the software is not yet ready.

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