FIU upgrades to Teslas for student transportation (includes video story)

Florida International University upgraded student transportation by teaming up with Freebee, which provided six Tesla Model X’s to drop students off at nearby locations in Sweetwater.

The electric Teslas aid in one of the university’s goals: to reduce its carbon footprint.

“I think it’s pretty cool we can be picked up in a Tesla,,” said FIU student Donaldson Beauford. “That’s a cool perk. There’s not a lot of people that can say that.”

The Freebee runs Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Saturdays till 11 p.m. if there are at-home football games.

Haliyah Smith majors in Digital Broadcasting. She has a passion for reporting on hot topics. She loves fashion, eating, and traveling. Editing behind the scenes is one of her many interests. At the end of her senior year, she looks forward to working her way up reporting news on the scene and starting her own YouTube channel.