Fleets of fancy

Fleets of Fancy : Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S P100D

Why should I want it?

Tesla is at the cutting edge of zero-emission motoring, and the Model S looks great, has a range unrivalled by any other electric car, and is a bit of a technological masterpiece. Plus, who wouldn’t want a car that has a little button marked Ludicrous mode. It’s correctly labeled, too; this thing needs one of those health warnings you see at theme parks about people with back problems or pregnant women not being allowed to ride.

 

Why can’t I have it?

There are obvious network issues with a company that’s only got a handful of dealers nationwide, plus Tesla is still a bit of an unknown quantity in longevity terms, which does seem to impact on predicted RVs.

 

Arguments to use on the fleet manager

Running costs are low because it’s full electric and has a range that other electric cars only dream of. But maybe start with the Tesla Model S 75 that’s a comparatively reachable £68,500 and can still do 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds

 

More sensible alternative

BMW’s 5-series is the consummate exec saloon, and this summer it will be coming in 46g/km plug-in hybrid 530e form. Best news is, it will cost the same as a 530d.

 

 

Factfile

Tesla Model S P100D
Economy:381 mile range
Emissions:0g/km
Performance:2.5 sec/155mph
Power:611hp
Price:£129,400