After a “soft launch” earlier this year, the Tesla Motors Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program officially launched with a new page to the Tesla website. If you’ve been waiting for a bargain price on a Tesla Model S while wanting the security ofa Certified Pre-Owned program, then your time has finally arrived.
The Tesla CPO program has launched without much fanfare or so much as an official announcement yet, but the website is live and so are the prices. You can choose an area of the country to search through CPO Teslas for, centered around 11 American cities like New York, San Francisco, and LA, but also Hawaii, Cleveland, Chicago, and Atlanta among others. Some places, like Denver and Hawaii, only have a handful of cars to choose from, but other cities where the Model S is particularly popular have a wide range of options.
Now comes the question of price. Just how much cheaper is a CPO Tesla Model S? Well obviously that depends on options and whatnot, but the bottom-dollar vehicle I could find for sale on the Tesla CPO site was about $53,000 for a 2012 60 kWh Model S with the Tech Package and about 26,000 miles. That’s about $20,000 below the original MSRP, though for another $10,000 you could find yourself in a nicely-equipped P85 with about 37,000 miles on the odometer. Tesla stands to make a nice chunk of change through its CPO program.
And here I thought I was going to have a productive Saturday. Instead, I’m going to end up spending a few hours trying to figure out a way to finagle myself into a CPO Tesla.