A new Tesla Model X Freebee vehicle is providing residents and visitors with transportation service from upper Plantation Key to Lower Matecumbe Key.
The Freebee Electric Vehicle Ridesharing Service began providing transportation on Upper Matecumbe Key in November 2018. The village was able to expand the popular Freebee program to serve all of Islamorada in March 2020 with two new larger electric vehicles that can drive on the highway and cross bridges.
The latest addition to the Freebee fleet in Islamorada brings the total vehicles to three, and they all travel the full distance of the village in providing increased service to residents and visitors throughout Islamorada.
The new Tesla Model X replaces the cart that was limited to service on Upper Matecumbe. While some people may miss the open-air feel of the golf cart style vehicle, the addition of the Tesla Model X is an upgrade to the village-wide Freebee service.
More residents than tourists are now using the free service, which is available 70 hours a week.
Download the “Ride Freebee” app from the App Store or from Google Play. Or, call 855-918-3733 to request a ride. More information is at ridefreebee.com.
Freebee service schedule
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursdays 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Fridays from 11 a.m. to midnight,
Saturdays from noon to midnight
Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.