Tesla Won’t Discount Model S For Bulk Purchases
Perhaps the UK government won’t be taking deliveries of the Tesla Model S after all.
Word is that Tesla Motors has refused to offer any discounts on the Model S for bulk purchases. This includes fleet buys and leasing companies interested in the Model S.
The industry norm is to offer discounts when purchases are made in volume, but Tesla apparently will not follow this norm.
As Business Car reports:
“Tesla will not be offering discounts or bulk deals to fleets or leasing companies on its Model S.”
“The stance from the electric vehicle manufacturer echoes budget brand Dacia’s approach at the other end of the scale. Tesla is looking to attract SME business, as well as one-off purchases the likes of architects and dentists.”
However, Tesla is trying to work out some sort of leasing deal in the UK:
“The electric vehicle manufacturer did say it is currently in talks with all the major leasing companies to work out how customers will be able to lease a Model S.”
“Georg Ell, Tesla Motors UK and Ireland country director, told BusinessCar it is also working with residual value experts Glass’s and Cap to help set an RV for the car.”
“He said: “[The RV setters] are confused by some of the economics of the Model S and we’re working with educating them.”
So, no bulk-buy discounts, but possibly leasing in the future in the UK.
Source: Business Car