Looking to buy a pre-owned Tesla S? Then do we have some interesting news for you. Tesla’s quietly launched an online showroom on its website that offers certified pre-owned Model S sedans. It’s a tab on Tesla’s Model S section.
Our check a few minutes ago turned up a 23 pre-owned vehicles up for sale including a 2013 Model S P85 with 28,257 miles for $71,000, along with a 2014 P85+ with 5,828 miles for $96,250. Used cars on Tesla’s site come with a 50,000-mile, four-year warranty and buyers have to put down a $1000 deposit.
Meanwhile, CEO Elon Musk may be downsizing his initial sales forecast for 2015, at least a hair. The Wall Street Journal reports that Musk’s indicated that Tesla might not sell the 55,000 vehicles it wants to this year. In August of 2014, Musk had even predicted 60,000 sales this year. However, that was before Tesla was forced to push back the launch of the Model X to the second half of 2015. Despite delays, Tesla reportedly had 20,000 orders for the car as of February.
Here’s what Musk had to say in an interview with Japanese News Agency Nikkei.
“We don’t have supergrand ambitions. It’s not like we expect to be, like, the leading seller or even remotely close to that,” he said, according to a transcript of the interview. “If you look at our sales last year, world-wide, it was only about 32,000 cars. That was for the entire world. And this year, maybe, we’ll be a little bit above 50,000 cars. So, we’re only talking a few thousand cars here. It’s not a huge number.”
Tesla recently introduced the all-wheel-drive Model S P85D, which AAA ranks Best Green Car of 2015. Tesla also recently introduced a new entry-level model, the Model S 70D , that comes with a 70-kWh battery pack. The entry level starts at $75,000, that’s $5,000 higher than the outgoing entry-level model it replaces.
The company will release its quarterly earnings report this Wednesday after the markets close. At the beginning of April, Tesla reported selling a record 10,030 vehicles during the first three months of 2015.
Oh and you want a test drive in one of these, check out Tesla’s event page. The company offers special events around the country where you make an appointment and can take one for a spin, accompanied by a representative of course. You can even bring 3 guests along for the ride, provided they don’t mind a back seat view.