Someone posted a thread earlier that I mistook for a "brainstorm thread" on "financing options" -- this is an idea that popped in my head with yesterday's shower, I had completely forgotten about the cool little "loan lottery/Tesla access" program-- until I saw that thread..
"Pay for your Tesla with your "gas money""
Should be an option for those who meet qualifying "income criteria" - a program to be introduced in concert with Model 3. (?)
I haven't run the numbers yet - but you could even have a sort of "lottery" system ... start in 2017 with say .. "100,000" Model 3 "Pay with your gas money" contracts.
And each year have the lottery grow commensurate with Tesla's growth. So for the 2018 Model 3 maybe there are "(120,000-150,000)" of these -
-- "Pay with your gas money" contracts. --
The interesting thing -- you could even have people "pass ownership" of the contract -- just login to your "Tesla ID/Account/Portal" and basically say -- "Yeah so, I'm upgrading to a Model S, or X or Y ..whatever .. and I'm handing over my Tesla 3 to my younger sibling." (Incentive because the Tesla contract can be maintained at the same "gas rate"/monthly payment as the original contract holder)
It would be really cool to do something like..."Well, figure 20 bucks a week so is would you -would- be paying in gas so...- 80 dollars a month." (For some predetermined number of lottery entrants) Or not -- (perhaps just keep it open to all ?) *grin*
Or perhaps an "enter your estimated monthly gas bill" -- kinda thing for online purchase/lottery entry?
A thought -