Tesla has revealed that the entry-level 60kWh Model S will cost £54,900 in the UK, rising to £73,700 for the range-topping 85kWh Performance version.
We’d always expected the appealing Tesla Model S EV to cost at least £60k for the entry-level model, so it’s a pleasant surprise that you’ll be able to grab the 60kWh model with its (up to) 240 mile range for £49,900 after the UK taxpayer has chipped in a £5,000 bribe to get you to drive an EV.
Even the range-topping Model S Performance with its 310 mile range, 416bhp and a very rapid 0-62mph of 4.2 seconds will only cost £68,700 (after £5k rebate). That’s almost a bargain, especially if you get your model S courtesy of your business.
If you do get a Model S EV as a perk, then instead of paying upwards of the tax on a BIK of 25 per cent you’ll have no BIK to pay at all until 2015 and even then the BIK rate is only 5 per cent. Which makes the Model S a complete no-brainer for any company car driver able to get their hands on one.
You’ll also get a low-cost recharge at home or at work and, by the end of 2014, Tesla reckon they’ll have a Supercharger Network in the UK that puts every owner within 200 miles of a a free Supercharger recharge.
Companies are going to be queuing up to grab the Model S for their executives.