edatoakrun wrote:The $40k asking price reflects both the high (84k) miles, and that it is "loaded"
List price new must have been what, ~$100k, or higher?
And what's the street price of a 2012 LEAF? A quick search on cars.com shows $7300-$10k, but IMO you'd be crazy to pay even the low end of the price unless you knew it had a lizard pack in it and 12 bars of capacity.
Proportionally, it's value is worse, even accounting for tax credits and rebates.
All mass-market priced BEVs have depreciated rapidly over the last ~five years as the price for new BEVs in this class have dropped drastically, to the point that many are reporting purchasing new LEAFs (and other, compliance BEVs
) for less than $10,000 after incentives.
That's less than half the price I paid over six years ago for a LEAF with only a ~21 kWh available
pack, after incentives.
The depreciation resulting from new BEV price reductions doesn't bother me very much, as I've saved more $ on gas than I paid in excess BEV depreciation
, and I don't see my next BEV costing too little
, as being a problem for me...
I think you should expect rapid price cuts on new Ss and Xs by the time TSLA is engaged by its first competition in the luxury BEV market next year, if not before, resulting in accelerated depreciation rates on used Teslas, similar to what we have already seen in all lower-priced BEVs.
High TSLA initial purchase prices and other costs will mean TCO per mile for these BEVs will be even higher than the astronomical costs (compared with other BEVs) to date.