Tesla Announces Model S European Pricing, Says 40kWh Model Won't Cross Atlantic
Euro Model S is ComingNow that Tesla has announced its distribution and assembly center in the Netherlands, the company is ready to give more details on pricing for Europe. The bad news is that prices will be higher than for Americans, but the good news is that at least Tesla is doing what it can to keep the difference as small as possible:
"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."
You can see some prices by going to Tesla's European website, but those should vary country by country too.
There will be no difference between U.S. and European standard equipment and options packages, except that the 40kWh Model S won't be available in Europe (at least not at first, only the 60kWh and 85kWh will go over), and all prices include delivery of your electric car to the nearest Tesla Service Center.
For those in the U.K., the right hand drive Model S is planned to begin production in late 2013.
Via Tesla Motors