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Help needed for reasons why my company should let me buy a Model S!

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by Squirrel!, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. NeverFollow

    NeverFollow Active Member

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    Can you choose a used or CPO for that price?

    When you get hired, if you already have a car, can you get the money instead,
    or do you have to sale your own car if you cannot park another car at your residence?

    If you have a nicer car than the one they offer, what would you do?

    Can you use this car for personal usage? If so, is there any mileage limitation, and can you travel in another country for vacations?

    If you buy a cheaper car than what you get allowed, can you keep the difference?

    May be a better luck would be ask buying a Leaf, Zoe, e-Golf... and have a L2 charger installed at your home,
    with a separate meter to get reimbursed for your electricity.
     
  2. WannabeOwner

    WannabeOwner Well-Known Member

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    Don't think they are going to have the daily-range? So nearly at the point of decent choice for 200-250 mile real-world range ... 5 years time and we will all have forgotten what it was like in the "good old days" ...
     
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  3. Terry_B58

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    You can always opt out of the company car scheme, claim a car allowance (taxable) and claim mileage from the company.

    You are then driving the car that you want, paying your own insurance etc.

    You can also claim the tax back on the difference in mileage rate that your company pays and the 45/25p HMRC rate.

    I opted out of the company car scheme years ago and I got my Tesla at the end of March :D:D
     
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  4. NeverFollow

    NeverFollow Active Member

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    I currently have a 130 miles / 210 kilometers and about 3 hours daily commute 5 days, and sometime 6 days a week.
    So I understand your situation. The only current practical EV is the Model S 100D.

    If you can get good deal with a CPO demonstrator car, I would recommend getting a Model S.
    Well, this give a real perspective of the current state of EV (cost and range) in the case of heavy business usage.
     
  5. .jg.

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    You could investigate the idea of Salary Sacrifice: an employee gives up some salary, in return for some perk or benefit. However, it might be better to take Terry_B58's advice above, taking mileage allowance for using your own vehicle, in place of having a company car.
     
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