Etter lang tids spekulasjoner og gjetninger er endelig de norske prisene på Tesla Model S blitt kjent.
Vi blir tilbudt to valg for størrelsen på batteripakka:
- 60 kWt med rekkevidde 375 km, pris kr 446.600
- 85 kWt med rekkevidde 500 km, pris kr 506.700
- 85 kWt i Performanceutgaven, pris kr 595.000
Rekkevidden oppgis å være beregnet ved kjøring i 88 km/t. Som vi elbilister godt veit, så vil den variere med forholdene og kjørestil. Men så langt har Tesla vært blant dem som har overdrevet kjørelengden minst.
Hvis du henter bilen din hos Tesla (f.eks. på Alnabru i Oslo), skal det ikke tilkomme mer kostnader. Bortsett fra at du sjølsagt kan velge litt ekstrautstyr og sånn. Ja, de aller ivrigste og som har stått lengst på venteliste, har sikkert tegna seg for en Signaturmodell for å være først i køen. Da får du den største batteripakka og pris på kr 620.200 eller kr 679.000 i versjonen Performance.
Vi merker oss at den minste batteripakka på 40 kWt foreløpig ikke blir tilbudt i Europa. Leveringen av Signaturmodellen er oppgitt til å være fra vår 2013 og den vanlige modellen fra sommeren 2013.
Sånn kjapt vurdert er det vanskelig å bli overraska over disse prisene. Egentlig helt på linje med hva vi burde forvente. Litt over USA-priser, men ikke mye. I artikkelen vår Elbiler som kommer? har vi i et drøyt år tippa at prisen skulle bli 400-550.000 kr varierende med størrelsen på batteripakka. Tesla har derfor ikke skuffa oss!
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Les gjerne også hva Tesla sjøl forteller om den europeiske lanseringen.
Av George Blankenship, Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Ownership Experience
2012 has been a very exciting year for Tesla. We began delivering Model S to U.S. customers in June, Canadian deliveries are beginning this week, and now it’s time to engage our reservation holders in Europe. Many of you may have seen the recent press release regarding our new Tilburg Distribution Center. This facility is where most Tesla cars will enter Europe.
With our distribution site now open and operating, it’s time to take the next two steps – announce European pricing for Model S and begin configuring Signature cars! We are announcing European pricing for Model S today and Signature reservation holders will begin configuring their European left hand drive cars in January.
Tesla has taken a very straightforward, transparent approach to European pricing. Our goal is to make the same level of profit per car no matter where it is ultimately delivered around the world. We do not think it is right to seek higher profits from customers in some countries just because other companies do. The reason our European prices are higher is simply to cover additional transport costs, import duties and minor business expenses that vary by country. Another important difference is that US prices take into account a $7500 federal tax credit and do not include VAT/sales tax, which results in a 20% increase in some countries.
There will be no difference between U.S. and European standard equipment and options packages. Our European websites have been updated to show pricing and options by country. All prices include delivery at your nearest Tesla Service Center.
As we begin production of Model S for Europe, we will only be importing 60 and 85 kWh cars. We will not be importing the 40 kWh car. We may choose to import the 40 kWh car at some point in the future, but it is not planned as an option in Europe for 2013.
It is very important that we implement European pricing in a way that recognizes those who already have a Model S reservation and those who may have been planning to get one in the very near future.
Anyone who currently has a Model S reservation and finalizes their order within four weeks after receiving their «Invitation to Configure» will have €1,700 (or the local currency equivalent in other countries) automatically deducted from the pre-VAT price of their Model S. This €1,700 deduction will also apply to anyone who makes a new reservation by end of day on December 31, 2012 and finalizes their order within four weeks after receiving their «Invitation to Configure» when the time comes to build their car.
We look forward to our first Model S Signature cars arriving in Europe. European left hand drive deliveries are scheduled to begin in late Spring of 2013.
For those in the U.K., production of right hand drive Model S is planned to begin in late 2013, with final pricing to be announced approximately four to five months prior to the start of deliveries. The same €1,700 (local equivalent in GBP) deduction will apply as long as you have a reservation prior to end of day on December 31, 2012 and finalize your order within four weeks after receiving your «Invitation to Configure» when the time comes to build your car.
We are excited to be taking these very important next steps as we get ready to begin delivering Model S outside of North America. As always, we appreciate your ongoing support and look forward to getting our European friends behind the wheel of Model S as soon as possible.
We’ll be on our way across the Atlantic soon!