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Tesla Model S pricing for Australia released

Postby Gordon-Loomberah » Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:42 pm

RenewEconomy has a story on this- with deliveries starting in September, this is a car for the very rich- starting around $100K and double that the for P85 high performance model :shock:

http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/tesla-m ... much-59082
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Re: Tesla Model S pricing for Australia released

Postby Tracker » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:47 am

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Start talking about this stuff, and you will have to change forum name to "Money Matters" ;)
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Re: Tesla Model S pricing for Australia released

Postby bpratt » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:55 am

Tracker wrote:.
Start talking about this stuff, and you will have to change forum name to "Money Matters" ;)


But if you could afford a Tesla S , then I'm sure Money does not Matter. :lol:
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Re: Tesla Model S pricing for Australia released

Postby Warpspeed » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:55 pm

A hundred big ones buys an awful lot of fuel.......

And they say recharging stations will come, eventually.
Too bad if you are stuck on the side of the road half way between Perth and Adelaide with a plug in your hand, and nowhere to plug it in.
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Re: Tesla Model S pricing for Australia released

Postby davidg » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:01 pm

Warpspeed wrote:Too bad if you are stuck on the side of the road half way between Perth and Adelaide with a plug in your hand, and nowhere to plug it in.

Stick a Generator in the back seat.............. :lol: problem solved :lol:
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Re: Tesla Model S pricing for Australia released

Postby Warpspeed » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:49 pm

Another solution:
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I wonder if that hundred grand includes a tow bar ?
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Re: Tesla Model S pricing for Australia released

Postby offgridQLD » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:59 pm

Expensive compared to what?

The model S isn't competing with Holden commodores and Toyota camrys.

Its the kind of car you consider instead of a M5 series BMW($229,000), Audi S8 ($250,000 starting price!)or any other large fast luxury imported sedan and then some! Price a high spec version of any of the euro cars in Au and its actually very very good value if you're in the market for that kind of car

Its no shopping trolley when it comes to performance or taxi pack when it comes to features.

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video of model s vs $250,000 (in AU) Audi S8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr7a9ag5IQI
video of model S VS BMW M5
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x18irhk_tesla-model-s-vs-bmw-m5-drag-race_travel

Too bad if you are stuck on the side of the road half way between Perth and Adelaide with a plug in your hand, and nowhere to plug it in.


If your purchasing a 100 - 200k car your not going to be driving from Adelaide to Perth :lol: Who would wast two days doing that when you can fly there in a few hrs :lol: Anything over 1000km I fly as its just better value time and $.

Tesla install there own charing networks and with a 300 mile range you dont need a lot of them.
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Re: Tesla Model S pricing for Australia released

Postby jparrie » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:23 pm

Going for a test drive in Feb, that's how busy they are since setting up shop in St Leonards. Seriously, you guys saying these things are for the "seriously rich" need to get a grip.
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Re: Tesla Model S pricing for Australia released

Postby Smurf1976 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:27 am

davidg wrote:Stick a Generator in the back seat.............. :lol: problem solved :lol:

Queue the Top Gear theme music....

What could possibly go wrong..... :lol:

Actually, I recall that TG (UK version that is) did indeed "build" an electric car and put a generator in the back. Needless to say they ended up suffocating on fumes as the stove pipe used for the exhaust fell off, blocked or otherwise didn't work (can't remember exactly).
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Re: Tesla Model S pricing for Australia released

Postby Tracker » Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:54 am

jparrie wrote:Going for a test drive in Feb, that's how busy they are since setting up shop in St Leonards. Seriously, you guys saying these things are for the "seriously rich" need to get a grip.

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OK, so we are being a little flippant on the subject .. ;)

So, out of curiosity, what do you drive now.... :?:
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