Another great electric vehicle from the recent Go Electric! Event at Leigh Sports Village – say hello to the family-friendly Tesla Model X.
As one of the only 7-seat electric car options on the market currently, Tesla do have a unique proposition. However, with a fairly hefty price-tag this is somewhat limited to those looking for a more luxury vehicle.
So far, the Tesla has perhaps been a tad limited to the wealthy individuals or those directors with somewhat successful businesses.
Clearly this is something which Tesla have recognised and to bring their product into the mass-market, they have introduced the Model 3 which is going to available for a far more modest price (albeit not 7 seats). The hope is that with economies of scale for lithium-ion batteries and the new sharing of technology between manufacturers, the cost-price for alternative fuel vehicles is going to reduce dramatically.
I am thinking of changing the company cars from combustion engines (petrol/diesel) to electric – what do I need to know? A very common question now which the CarLease and Car-E-Lease UK team are facing regularly. There is almost too much to put down in one blog, so we are trying to cover-off some of the main issues which are being faced by our customers. One of the first issues – are there enough charging points for electric vehicles? Surely it is far safer to use a petrol station? A very solid question – yes there are a number of petrol station across the UK; an estimated 67,000 pumps across 8500 locations (from 2016 statistics). However, quite surprisingly, there are now an estimated 17,000 charging points across nearly 6,000 locations in the UK.
In terms of the car shown here, the Tesla MODEL X HATCHBACK 449kW 100kWh Dual Motor 5dr Auto, this is based on the following configuration:
· Midnight Silver Metallic Paint
· Premium cream Interior – White and black with dark headliner and darkash wood trim
· 20″ Silver alloy wheels
· 7 seat (2nd row – 3 bench seats)
As standard the car offers 20” alloys, base autopilot, panoramic windscreen, rain sensitive windscreen wipers, solar reflect windshield, brake calipers in red, collision mitigation braking system, smart air suspension, Bluetooth, mobile interface, voice control system, bling spot monitoring, cruise control, front/rear parking sensors, lane departure warning system, reversing camera, homelink (garage door opener), power tailgate, 17” touchscreen, real time traffic information satellite navigation, auto dimming rear view mirror, electrically operated heated and folding door mirrors, ultra-high fidelity sound system with 17 speakers, body coloured bumpers, flush door handles, glass roof, heated wiper blades, LED headlights/daytime running lights, climate control, 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel, supercharger access, ambient interior lighting, premium upgrade pack, tow pack, keyless entry, immobiliser, lumbar support, 8-0way adjustable front seats and driver seat memory. In terms of additional factory options consider – the 7 seat pack (2nd row = 3 person bench seat) and the 20” Sonic alloys.
On the technical-side, company car and business users can note the P11d at £96,600 and CO2 at 0g/km. The 100kWh lithium-ion battery offers a range of circa 350miles, 611ps and 0-62 times of 3 seconds. The battery warranty on the Tesla X is 8 year or 999999 miles.
So would you select this as your next electric car leasing option? Or are you not ready to take the plunge into the world of alternative fuels?
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