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Model S - Insurance rates?

Hi,

I currently drive a 2017 BMW 340i - I purchased it new for around $60k.
(My current insurance on this car is $80/month, for reference.)

I want to buy a used '14/'15 Tesla MS for around 45-50k. Can I expect insurance on the Tesla Model S to be roughly $100 or less per month? Or am I looking at higher rates ?

Thanks
 

PhilDavid

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May 22, 2018
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Insurance rates are quite dependent on age, driving history, and your other business or policies with the insurance company.

I think you are in the right ballpark and the actual rate would depend on if you buy a P model or not.

You can easily get a figure by calling your insurance agent. If they require a VIN for a quote, you can always give them the VIN for a similar car available for sale to the vehicle you are looking to buy.

Let us know what you find out :)
 

PhilDavid

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May 22, 2018
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There has been rumors about Tesla offering their own insurance? Does anyone know anything about that?

Ideally it is better to have your policies for your house and other vehicles with the same carrier so you receive a discount. Also it is advisable to have an umbrella policy which is likely something not included by a Tesla insurance product.

The best way to get Tesla insurance costs down is honestly Tesla working with the body shops to reduce repair costs, especially for quarter panels and other areas that have historically resulted in massive repair bills.
 

xyeahtony

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Mar 21, 2017
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Lexus insurance cost me $500/6mo premium. Got a Model S and it jumped to $1500. I shopped around but most of the companies were like that. Teslas are so relatively new that actuaries have little data to go off regarding how much to charge to insure them for. Then again it also depends on the state. My parents in CA only pay like $700 for 3 cars, including a Tesla.
 

PhilDavid

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May 22, 2018
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Lexus insurance cost me $500/6mo premium. Got a Model S and it jumped to $1500. I shopped around but most of the companies were like that. Teslas are so relatively new that actuaries have little data to go off regarding how much to charge to insure them for. Then again it also depends on the state. My parents in CA only pay like $700 for 3 cars, including a Tesla.

Tesla insurance actually used to be lower. I think the problem is that actuaries have now seen insurance costs and the situation with Tesla approved body shops charging what they do probably has not helped.
 

wdolson

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My insurance went up when I went from my 24 year old Buick to my Model S, but that was only because of the extra coverage. The base coverage cost pretty much the same. I just paid my insurance for the year, it did go up a little, but it was around $1100 for the year with comprehensive, collision, uninsured motorist, etc.

I did need to shop around. When I started looking for insurance the company I was with (Travellers) quoted me a fortune. Safeco was significantly cheaper.
 
I probably fit the perfect insurance profile for low rates, married, 40, mortgage, no accidents or claims in over 10 years, low crime zip code and we have 3 cars right now insured through Geico, 2017 Lexus NX F-sport, 2014 Lexus IS350 FSport and a 09' Ford Pickup truck (liability only) and pay $550 every 6 months.

$300k/$300k on Liability, Property damage, Under-insured, Injury and $500 deduct for collision/Comp

With my new Tesla replacing the IS350, the 6 month goes up to $830.00. I shopped around and even used "Insure my Tesla" and that was through Liberty Mutual and they couldnt come close to Geico. ($1,180). Esurance was the only one who beat Geico's quotes but wasnt by that much. I think it was $750.00 but I have been with Geico for 15 years so didnt want to switch.

You really need to shop as many companies as possible. They usually dont vary that much, but with Tesla they really do! State Farm was crazy, $1300.00 for me!
 

Need

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Nov 22, 2017
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Hi,

I currently drive a 2017 BMW 340i - I purchased it new for around $60k.
(My current insurance on this car is $80/month, for reference.)

I want to buy a used '14/'15 Tesla MS for around 45-50k. Can I expect insurance on the Tesla Model S to be roughly $100 or less per month? Or am I looking at higher rates ?

Thanks

I think you can expect your insurance will be more than $100 per month. We replaced BMW X5 with Model X and insurance was about doubled that of X5. I don't think yours will be doubled, but probably goes up to $100 to $120? Call your insurance and ask them.
 

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