Submitted by roberto1 on Fri, 2013-04-12 08:59
Hi all, hoping someone can shed some light on my question so I can get myself into a model S and know the true costs. The Tesla I priced out is $74770 (price with 7500 tax credit). The page on the website with the effective monthly cost shows that I save $48 per month due to the guaranteed resale value. I've done the math over and over calculating the total payments over 36 months (1,270 per month) and using the guaranteed resale value (43% of price) and just can't figure out where the $48 per month comes from.
3 people at Tesla have been unable to answer my question. So, has anyone on this board figured out the math behind this? The reason I ask is because my calculations show different savings.