In a quarter where most of the cars sold were P85Ds that cost way more than a S60 or S70D.edatoakrun wrote:The Average sales price of an S was over $107k as of TSLA's last quarterly report, IIRC.="dhanson865"Yeah because a $35,000 Model 3 is so a $100,000 car...“If they want to start charging people, that is fine, but be clear about it, so people can make their decision before spending $100,000-plus on a car.”
And the tons of Model S 60s that were sold at the $65,000 mark are so $100,000 cars.
Looking at only a single quarter ignores the reality of the vast numbers of cheaper cars that sold in other quarters.
Take a data dive into http://logmysc.com/cpo-reports.php and look at all the cars listed for sale and all the cars removed from the listings (presumably sold). It's close to 800 cars, tell me the mix of each if you feel like doing some work. Pay attention to the vast range of prices from $45,000 to $115,000 and think about how the cheaper ones came to be that cheap. I guarantee you they didn't start out as $100,000 cars.
While the current http://my.teslamotors.com/models/design has a price range from $75,000 to $130,750 or so there are Tesla owners that got their model S for less than $60,000 in the past before the S60 was discontinued and was replaced with the S70D.
I think the guy quoted in the article is implying that all Model S are $100,000+ even though you can get one for much less and I think the article is being disingenuous by highlighting that as though every Model S is that expensive instead of just adding a editorial comment to address the accuracy of the real price range.