Are Tesla’s good cars for sales reps?

I’m seriously considering getting a Tesla Model 3 or a used X to use as my primary car for my sales job. My territory covers accounts within three hours from the house and I get $500 per month for my car allowance.

Are there any reps out there who have a Tesla and use it for work purposes? For one, my gas bill will go down.

Thanks in advance for the feedback.



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I have considered this as well. My objection is the perception it leaves in your customer's eyes. In my town, Tesla's are still only driven by the wealthy. It will eventually get more mainstream, but it's where we are at this point. Does it make you look too flashy? Something to think about..

A Model S or Model X is flashy. Those cars are $70K new. A Model 3 is $40K and only as flashy as a BMW 3-series or brands like Lexus, Acura, or Infiniti. Cost of ownership is on par with a Camry or Accord, though the upfront is 10-15K more and you'll go through tires unless you're a grandma. If the supercharger network is dense in your coverage area, or you mostly base at one location, you won't have much trouble. The 20-30 min charging time at a supercharger while you grab a cup of coffee beats waiting for a Level 2 charger in some parking garage, and supercharger rates are a third the cost of gas per mile, or better if you're in an expensive area for gas like CA or the east coast. Of course, you can work on your laptop, take calls, or stream a show on the in-car entertainment system wherever you charge.

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The Tesla pickup truck sounds awesome and would be a great vehicle for sales reps.

All this talk about Tesla's being great cars for sales reps and all of you are running around in a Ford Focus all day.

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Tough call. I think the Model 3 is less flashy and wouldn't be considered as flashy as the Model S. I get your point though. From a different perspective, I think it is less flashy than a BMW (lots of reps drive them) and less expensive than a Yukon. You don't have to pay for gas either. Plus, how often do customers see your car?

The Tesla pickup truck sounds awesome and would be a great vehicle for sales reps.

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Get the Model X. More room for sexing the nurses

Best reason for owning a Tesla yet.

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Are you driving customers around in your car? I don't think many people will even see you in it.

Get the Model X. More room for sexing the nurses

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I have considered this as well. My objection is the perception it leaves in your customer's eyes. In my town, Tesla's are still only driven by the wealthy. It will eventually get more mainstream, but it's where we are at this point. Does it make you look too flashy? Something to think about..

Are you driving customers around in your car? I don't think many people will even see you in it.

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I have considered this as well. My objection is the perception it leaves in your customer's eyes. In my town, Tesla's are still only driven by the wealthy. It will eventually get more mainstream, but it's where we are at this point. Does it make you look too flashy? Something to think about..

Tough call. I think the Model 3 is less flashy and wouldn't be considered as flashy as the Model S. I get your point though. From a different perspective, I think it is less flashy than a BMW (lots of reps drive them) and less expensive than a Yukon. You don't have to pay for gas either. Plus, how often do customers see your car?

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I have considered this as well. My objection is the perception it leaves in your customer's eyes. In my town, Tesla's are still only driven by the wealthy. It will eventually get more mainstream, but it's where we are at this point. Does it make you look too flashy? Something to think about..

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I think getting a Model 3 for work as a sales rep is a great idea as long as you don't have to drive too far in your territory. If you do overnights it is also a pain because your hotel will have to have a charging station. Many do now but some of the more remote hotels do not. I'm also interested in other reps experiences with this.

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This new feature may change my mind. I can work on my laptop on the way to my next meeting or surgery!!

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