Cheapest Tesla Model S Yet?

Ever since the Tesla Model S certified pre-owned (CPO) program was announced and launched, I’m sure many a Tesla fanatic has been dreaming of landing a great deal on a slightly used Model S, and maybe even getting a Model S for the lowest price ever. One lucky hustler from Ohio may now hold claim to the cheapest Tesla Model S via the CPO program (or anywhere). “HustleSimmons” got a 2013 Tesla Model S with just 20,000 miles, Supercharger access, and a number of other add-ons for a bargain price of $42,900.


It was a Tesla Model S 40 (no longer sold, as the lower battery size reportedly wasn’t moving well), but the thing is, all Tesla Model S 40s had 60 kWh battery packs — they were just locked — and Tesla unlocks them for CPO purchasers. So, HustleSimmons effectively got a Model S 60 for an insane deal.

The lucky new owner has a 2012 Chevy Volt with a lease ending in October. As the ending of the lease was approaching, he made the decision to jump up a grade for a used Model S rather than go for a new 2016 Chevy Volt. He apparently has decent enough social skills, as he got the sales manager at his local Tesla store to help find him a good deal, and it was indeed this Tesla employee who found him the deal… before it even hit the CPO site.

Perhaps that’s a lesson for anyone looking for a superb offer on a used Tesla — make friends with some local Tesla employees who are willing to keep a close eye on used Teslas rolling in. A bit of luck never hurts either, right?

Zachary Shahan

is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to and click on the relevant buttons.