Two years ago, almost to the day, I put down a $5000 deposit on a Tesla Model S all-electric luxury sedan. The car begins production in 2012, with the first deliveries starting in the Summer. Having reserved early, I’m one of the first in line behind those who paid a premium (including $40k deposit) for a “Signature” model.
Tesla has finally released firm pricing information. Here’s a little exercise I just went through to see how the Model S compares to a traditional luxury performance sedan.