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Model S leasing in Europe

Discussion in 'News' started by tdelta1000, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. tdelta1000

    tdelta1000 Active Member

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    I found this little bit of information today on Autoblog Green

    Tesla Motors and Athlon Car Lease have reached an agreement for the world's first leasing program involving Tesla's Model S battery-electric luxury sedans.

    Athlon, a division of the Netherlands-based Rabobank, has reserved 150 Model S EVs and plans to lease them to corporations in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. Athlon had a similar agreement for the Tesla Roadster convertible EVs last summer.

    The Model S, which is set to debut in July, will offer buyers three single-charge mileage options ranging from 160 to 300 miles. In the U.S., the Model S will start at $57,400 before a $7,500 federal tax credit kicks in. The price jumps about $20,000 for the 300-mile version, which Tesla calls the world's longest among production battery-electric vehicles. Tesla's taken more than 8,000 reservations for the sedan.

    Last month, Tesla, which has never been profitable, said its fourth-quarter loss widened 59 percent from a year earlier, but forecast 2012 sales to be between $550 million and $600 million, which would beat analysts estimates and would be almost triple the company's 2011 revenue of $204.2 million. The company also forecast that it would sell about 5,000 Model S vehicles this year. Tesla has sold more than 2,100 of its $109,000 Roadster convertibles in the past four years. The company discontinued production of that model in the U.S. last year.

    News Source: Tesla Motors
     
  2. jcstp

    jcstp Active Member

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    Athlon reserveert 150x Tesla Model S | Laad.nl

     
  3. jcstp

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    Athlon Car Lease trekt CEOs over de streep om in elektrische Tesla Model S te gaan rijden

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    In short, the Model S has a lot of succes with dutch CEO's
    They announced a kind of car-sharing programme for Ceo's with Model S
     
  4. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    Nice! Seems that the Model S currently is in Rotterdam.
     
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    I know there's a Model S beta in Oslo the 12th to 14th of April. I assume it is the same car that was in Geneva. Seems it's making it's way across europe.
     
  7. raumgleiter

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    i just wanted to ask, if i am the only one who want's to lease here in switzerland / europe a model s.
    i own a roadster (no leasing) and i have a signature reservation for a model s. because i don't really know, where tesla motors stands in 3 or 4 years, i would like to lease the model s, so in the worst case i can return the car after the leasing (which i really don't hope to do).
    i was talking with tesla switzerland: they have at the moment no plan, no pricing for used cars in the future and no leasing partner. also tesla euorpe is not able to give me any informations. in the next 30 days i should configure the car, but tesla can't really help me with any information. they say, just configure the car and till delivery there will be some kind of leasing - probably. but i really would like to know the costs BEFORE i order anything.
    the model s will be a company car. i can't imagine, that i am the only one with this problem.

    is there anyone, who has leasing informations in europe / switzerland?

    thanks in advance!

    raumgleiter
     
  8. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    I've seen several mentions of Athlon Car lease in Belgium to have leasing in EU. I think they are based in Belgium, but according to their homepage they also have presence in Germany, France, Luxembourg, Italy (not Switzerland). You should call them...

    http://www.athloncarlease.com/
     
  9. LST

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    Hi, no your not the only one. My plan is to lease the Model S and change it to the Model X as soon as it is available. If this is not possible, i will just wait for the Model X. My biggest concern is the resale value (of Model S), thus the idea of leasing. From TM i've had similar feedback, they are working on it, but nothing more concrete. Since i'm waiting for P Nr. 2 the issue is not as urgent as it is for you. But maybe everything will be clearer after saturday's test drive, hopefully.

    Cheers from Basel
     
  10. Right_Said_Fred

    Right_Said_Fred Model S - Sig. 283 EU

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    I do not think leasing a Model S (or X) will get you a better deal than buying one. If you are afraid Tesla will not be around in four years time, or are afraid that the resale value will be low, then the lease company will probably have the same concerns. That means the leasing costs will be high (they are not stupid). They will take over the perceived risks from you and you will pay for that!

    That means you are probably looking at € 2000 per month for leasing a top of the line model. I've already seen several quotes from different leasing companies for this amount. Leasing for 4 years will then cost you € 96.000. Even if you take into account that this includes maintenance (free for Tesla-owners in Switzerland??), insurance and road tax, you will be paying the same amount as you would be paying if you buy the car. Only difference: after 4 years of leasing you have nothing and after 4 years of ownershop you have a car. It may not be worth as much as you would hope, but surely more than the € 0 you have when you were leasing.

    Only if you want to swap a Model S for a Model X after two years, leasing makes some sense to me from a risk-aversion standpoint. Otherwise not.
     
  11. Fuzzylogic

    Fuzzylogic EU Sport 359 & S94

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    This might help on your resale value:
    As you are P2, and Roadster owner you will most likely get an extra 8K discount on the S (check your model S reservation!)
     
  12. felixtb

    felixtb RsEU502,Sp+14274,XpEUSig4

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    must say I am a little confused..........?! I looked at my reservation and cannot see any discount of ~8K?! I am europe R 269 and yes roadster owner.................... please explain. is this something only in holland? or just the first x-reservations..............?
     
  13. Fuzzylogic

    Fuzzylogic EU Sport 359 & S94

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    It was offered for a very limited time, back in May 2009 for all model S reservation holders.
    I was P15 before i upgraded to a Sig
     
  14. felixtb

    felixtb RsEU502,Sp+14274,XpEUSig4

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    got you! that makes sense. as in early 2009 they really had no easy way of attracting customers for the S...... too bad I was not in the game at the time..... :)
     

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