Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Tesla Model S price



It will start at $57 000 when it becomes available in about a year from now.
Although the price does not include the $7500 tax credit, it also does not include the 300 miles battery.
You only get 160 miles out of the base model.
To get the 300 miles version, you'll have to get the "Signature Series" model (sounds like an old Lincoln from the 70's) for $77 000

There is an "in-between" model for $67 000 with a 230 miles range.
So basically, it's about $10 000 each time you add about 70 miles to the battery range. Quite a lot of money.

It kind of reminds me of Apple products, where you pay more for the 32gig iPod than the basic 8 gig one.

The first year will only see production of the top of the range model.
And this will be only 5000 units for the 1st year.

They expect to produce 20 000 units every year after 2012.

6 comments:

Devin said...

The more I look at it, look at the prices, and think about the features, the more I think this is actually not a bad buy!

Anonymous said...

i agree...assuming it really is $57k out the door and then you subtract the tax $...you could certainly do worse for $50k...

Carl said...

What reminds me of an Apple product is the iPad sized display in the center stack.

Anonymous said...

It's unfortunate that what should be perceived as a stylish, innovative luxury hatchback sedan was beaten to market by the bloated, pedestrian Accord Crosstour.. and will likely be mistaken for one by the uninformed masses.

Anonymous said...

Those inherently unstable "exploding" Li-Ion Batteries are pretty expensive. That's why Prius is twice the price of a similar sized & equipped gas compact. Making it sporty & bigger just compounds the cost disadvantage.

A guess it's a toy for movie stars & politicans.

Anonymous said...

It's unfortunate that what should be perceived as a stylish, innovative luxury hatchback sedan was beaten to market by the bloated, pedestrian Accord Crosstour.. and will likely be mistaken for one by the uninformed masses.

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