A taxi company operating in Amsterdam was an early adopter of electric vehicles and built the largest fleet of Tesla taxis (167 Model S sedans) back in 2014.
Now, they are updating their fleet, resulting in a lot of used Tesla vehicles going on the market in the Netherlands.
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Tesla’s vehicles have become particularly popular with taxis in the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway, and are starting to get there in America too. Last year, we talked to the very first Tesla Taxi driver in North America when his Model S hit 100,000 miles.
More taxi companies and drivers are taking advantage of the low-cost of operation and Tesla’s 8 year or unlimited miles Battery and Drive Unit Limited Warranty.
And no one took more advantage of it than Taxi Electric in the Netherlands. They have been operating the largest Tesla taxi fleet in the world – though they might soon get beat by Dubai – since 2014.
But now, some of those vehicles are aging and the company started selling them this week (hat tip to Ulric Dabe):
Dozens of 2014 Tesla Model S with high mileage are coming up for sale in Amsterdam.
Despite the mileage, they are not cheap – especially for vehicles used as taxis. Here are the prices that they list for the fleet based on mileage:
- 220k-229,999 km (~136k-142k miles): 45,000 Euro (~$53,000 USD)
- 230k-239,999 km (~142k-149k miles): 44,000 Euro (~$51,800 USD)
- 240k-249,999 km (~149k-155k miles): 43,000 Euro (~$50,600 USD)
- 250k-259,999 km (~155k-162k miles): 42,000 Euro (~$49,500 USD)
- 260k-269,999 km (~162k-168k miles): 41,000 Euro (~$48,300 USD)
- 270k-279,999 km (~168k-174k miles): 40,000 Euro (~$47,000 USD)
- 280k & higher (~174 miles and higher): 39,000 Euro (~$46,000 USD)
Those prices include VAT, but we are still talking about significant prices for used 2014 Model S – even though the vehicle reportedly retains its value better than most vehicles in its segment.
It should take into account the extreme use of those vehicles, which have been operated as taxis for over 3 years. To be fair, the images that they published look pretty decent – though they seem to all be from the same car so it wouldn’t be surprising if they used the best-looking one:
Would you buy a used Tesla taxi? If so, are those prices reasonable to you? Let us know in the comment section below.