How to save money when buying a Tesla in the UK (& worldwide)

First of all it’s important to introduce myself, my name is William Fealey and I’m a Tesla owner, Tesla advocate and Tesla Fanboy. I’ve spoken & hopefully excited thousands of potential electric car owners across the UK with the prospect of sustainable and smart electric transport, I’m also a moderator of the UK official Tesla owners group.

On my blog I’ve written and curated many useful Tesla guides which I hope you find useful.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me, I can answer most Tesla related questions or find out the answers within minutes thanks to my direct contacts at Tesla and within the UK / Worldwide Tesla community.

10ways to save money on your Tesla purchase:

  1. Use a £750 off referral code/link (e.g. http://ts.la/william9175) to knock £750 off the price of your order. You can even add these after purchase should you forget whilst ordering, just contact your Delivery Specialist and get them to add the code william9175 to your order. Note: If you’ve confirmed your order and your deposit is now non-refundable you may not be able to get the extra discount.
  2. Buy a cancelled order / demo car from Tesla, these are generally ready to drive away within 14 days either it’s a cancelled customer order (sometimes happens when loss of job/change of circumstances happen) or a car that was/is a car that has been used by Tesla in their fleet of courtesy cars or demo cars, these will be discounted depending on the miles they’ve done, many will be ‘As new’ with the only stand out feature being the mileage. You can also use your £750 discount from this link.tesla-new
  3. If buying a NEW Tesla in the UK you will get £4500 taken off the price as part of the Governments OLEV Plug-In Scheme
  4. Buy a certified pre-owned (CPO) car direct from Tesla (note: the £750 discount won’t apply), these are effectively secondhand cars that have been traded in by Tesla owners because they’ve upgraded to a slightly newer car.
  5. Avoid buying SOME accessories direct from Tesla, some are overpriced and others are great value, find out more on The Must Have Accessories for your new Tesla Model S. Once example might be to buy the 21″ wheels after purchase secondhand from eBay etc.
  6. Claim a discounted home charger from the Government OLEV Scheme (The grant is a 75% contribution towards the cost of one chargepoint and its installation up to a maximum of £500 (including VAT) per household/eligible vehicle.) Which Home Charger should I go for?
  7. Go for the 60kWh Tesla Model S or a car with features that are software limited (e.g. Full Autonomy Autopilot) and consider the SOFTWARE / OVER THE AIR upgrade in the future to the 75kWh or Full Autonomy.
  8. Order the car you want via this referral link and then contact your DS (Delivery Specialist) to see if they have a similar car in stock elsewhere, you should still get the discount + you may get your car much sooner than waiting for an ordered car to be built.
  9. Do you own an AirBnb location or other facility such as a restaurant or shopping centre? If yes you could claim a FREE Tesla Destination charger which will bring you in new business
  10. Buy it now! Prices are always increasing. If you ordered a similar car to mine today it would cost around £18,000 more!

Frequently Asked Questions:

When does the £750 discount expire?

15th March 2017. You must order the car before this date but you don’t have to confirm the order for another 14 days, if you change your mind within those 14 days you can amend the order online / by contacting your DS. If you wish to cancel your order within those 14 days you will get your deposit refunded.

Will a new referral scheme start after the above date?

Unfortunately only Tesla knows that information, in the past they have paused it for several months.

I have a question can I speak with you?

Of course, my contact details are above. Facebook is best.

How long have I had a Tesla for?

I purchased shares in Tesla in 2014. I ordered my first Tesla (P85D) on 12th January 2015 after test driving one in 2014. I collected my second Tesla (P90DL) in June 2016.

We also have a Nissan Leaf so have pretty good first-hand experience of driving an EV.

I’m not sure if I’ve added the £750 discount, how do I double check?william-tesla-discount

  1. Open a new browser window
  2. Copy http://ts.la/william9175 and paste it into this window
  3. Once you click that link it should take you to a page that at the bottom reads ‘UNIQUE REFERRAL CODE william9175’
  4. Design your Model S or X and a pop-up should appear showing the discount
  5. Once you’ve designed your perfect Tesla then go to purchase

I’m not in the UK will this discount code work elsewhere?

Yes, click the link and it should ask for your location. It will give around $1000USD or the equivalent in local currency off your purchase price.