by Zachary Shahan
The TESLA Model S will have a starting price of £54,900 ($88,000) in the UK. With the UK’s £5,000 electric car grant, that comes down to £49,900 ($80,000).
Of course, that’s for the 60-kWh TESLA Model S.
The 85-kWh Model S will go for £57,300 ($92,000) and the 85-kWh Performance Model S will go for a cool £68,700 ($110,000).
Why does the Model S cost so much more in the UK?
For one, there’s a much higher cost of delivery. Shipping over the pond ain’t cheap. Plus, there are import duties that must be covered. The UK also has a relatively high value-added tax. All of that adds up.
So, with those details out of the way, when will the TESLA Model S first hit UK shores? By March 2014, reportedly.
About the Author
Zachary Shahan is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy for the past four years or so. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he’s the Network Manager for their parent organization – Important Media – and he’s the Owner/Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.