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The cost of premium electric luxury in Canada: $86K

by Dan Ilika   

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Tesla Motors says Canadian customers can expect to pay up to $86,000 for its new Model S

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Tesla Motors has announced Canadian pricing for the upcoming launch of its premium luxury electric sedan.

Scheduled for delivery in late 2012, Canuck customers can get their hands on the Model S for anywhere between $64,000 and $86,000 depending on battery pack size, the company announced.

Canadian customers can choose from one of three battery pack sizes, with the base 40 kWh battery pack-equipped Model S starting at $64,500 before any available provincial tax rebates.

The midsize Model S can also be had with a 60- or 85 kWh battery pack starting at $75,200 and $85,900, respectively.


According to Tesla’s vice-president of worldwide sales, George Blankenship, the pricing for the Canadian market is based on U.S. pricing plus 6.1 per cent for import duties and 1.5 to two per cent for incremental transportation costs and business expenses depending on the model.

The U.S. base price of the Model S is $49,900 after available federal tax credits of $7,500, according to the company’s website.

In Canada, all models will include heated seats and choice of decor as standard equipment.

The fully electric Model S in Canada will also include a 17-inch touchscreen display, 19″ wheels and a mobile connector for charging as standard equipment.

With the most energy-dense battery pack in the industry and best-in-class aerodynamics, Tesla boasts that the Model S has the longest range of any production electric car in the world.

Without an internal combustion engine or transmission tunnel, the company says the interior of the Model S has more cargo space than any other sedan in its class and includes a second trunk under the hood.

The Performance Model S accelerates from 0- to 60-miles per hour in as little as 4.4 seconds, according to Tesla.

Worldwide, there have been over 12,000 reservations for the car made.


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