Just to add insult to injury you pay UK VAT on the transportation and other incidental costs.20% VAT, 10% import tariff. Also cars advertised on the US site are with tax free price since every state has different taxation.
This is exactly what happened when the basic model 3 was advertised at 35k$ and people thought they would be getting it over here for 29k£. LOL.
Ignore the US costs. The cars are either worth it to you or not at the current UK prices (Hint: they are).Why do UK customers have to pay so much more than US customer for a TELSA? e.g. A model 3 performance costs $54.500 in UK we have the cost is $82.000! I was interested in swapping my car for a TELSA but with these prices. No way...
This^Simple. Price on US site is before any taxes. There's a 10% import tax on US goods. Then add 20% VAT onto that. This also applies to transport fee etc. There may be some small margin, but given that producing RH Drive is also a cost for a much smaller market, we shouldn't be surprised if prices are higher here. Its always been the case that in general, UK cars cost more than their European continental equivalents.