Tesla Could Launch its Own Used Car Dealership

By Gary Cutlack on at

Electric car pioneer Tesla is looking at ways to help users pass on their done-with older models, with a Certified Previously Owned programme said to be in development. That's a used car sales scheme. Or, to put in electrical terms, a manufacturer refurb.

According to Auto News, the system could be used to start selling used versions of the Model S from next year, lowering the cost of entry to the electric supercar world and helping Tesla owners get rid of their cars through an official channel. Simon Sproule, Tesla's vice president of communications, said: "With the Model S fleet now heading toward the first cars hitting three years old, we are looking at CPO and how best to structure."

It'll also help Elon Musk deliver his promise of offering early Tesla adopters trade-in values similar to those of the high-end luxury petrol equivalents, once the cars pass the three-year-old automotive world puberty age. [Auto News via Engadget]