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Tesla Model S retains its value better than gas-powered cars in its segment

Discussion in 'Model S' started by wyldtek, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. wyldtek

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    Thank you for posting the link -- interesting and consistent with earlier reports.

    As Electrek notes, this is an especially impressive statistic given the effect of the federal (and state) tax incentives available for new Teslas but not used:

    It’s an especially impressive achievement when you consider the $7,500 federal tax rebate. A Tesla Model S loses $7,500 in value the first day solely based on the fact that no one would buy the car used without a discount equivalent to the federal tax rebate. Otherwise, they would buy it new from Tesla and get the rebate themselves. State rebates only make the handicap worse for Tesla.​

    Based on the study, the Tesla Model S is so great at retaining its value that it erases any trace of this disadvantage over gasoline-power cars in its segment and then some.
     
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