Why should you lease a Tesla?

Tesla is one of the most talked-about car brands at the moment following its rise to power in the early 2010s, and it’s no wonder! Packed full of new technology, with options including Autopilot, Dual Motor All Wheel Drive, over the air software updates amongst others,  that completely enhance the driver's experience, the American brand’s small but powerful range is becoming more and more of a common sight on the road. From their sporty, streamline design to their thrilling performance, it’s not surprising that the Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling electric car in 2021.

Tesla doesn't make a massive amount of different models, but what they do make are extremely modern, economic powerhouses designed to dazzle and thrill passers-by and of course the driver and passengers. Lease a Tesla if you want to stand out from the crowd in absolute style. Tesla's are an excellent choice as a personal lease and a business lease. Why not contact us today to discuss hiring a Tesla?

Is it smart to lease a Tesla? 

Like all-electric cars on the market at the moment, Tesla’s are not the cheapest vehicles in the world. Their design and performance are like nothing else, boosting up their price quite a bit. But if you are a car enthusiast and looking for a car that will never get boring, then getting yourself a Tesla wouldn’t be the craziest idea. Please contact our team to discuss hiring a Tesla. However, if you are simply looking for an electric car, then we have a wide range of more affordable alternatives on our electric car lease deals page.

What is the cheapest Tesla to lease?

Currently, the most affordable, and most popular Tesla is the Model Y. A superb, sporty saloon that is perfect for anyone wanting to enter the world of Tesla without completely breaking the bank. We often have some electrifying special offers on the Tesla Model Y, so be sure to keep checking back!

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Availability, delivery, maintenance, and warranty

Tesla only makes four models at the time of writing. Give us a call today so our sales members can discuss lead times on our current Tesla lease offers. All our Teslas come with free nationwide delivery to your door and a full Tesla warranty. A maintenance package is recommended when leasing or hiring a Tesla.

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Models & Body Styles

Telsa FAQ's

The cheapest Tesla to hire is the Model Y. This has the lowest list price but is viewed very well by the leasing companies.

A lot of people will look at the WLC (Whole Life Cost) of running a vehicle for a set period of time. To do this, you have to look at the costs for hiring a Telsa.

You also need to factor in the below:


Fuel costs (there are no costs)

Electricity Costs (how much does it cost to charge)

Maintenance Costs

Once you have these, you can then look at affordability.

To discuss this further, please contact a member of the team on 01565 880880

Motor insurance for a Tesla depends on your circumstances. The cost of this insurance will be governed by a number of factors, including

Drivers Age

Additional Drivers Age

Location of the vehicle (i.e home postcode)

Value of the vehicle

No Claims discount

To obtain a whole of market quote, please click here to request an insurance quote from our partners - Quotezone

The benchmark for vehicle safety is a rating obtained from Euro NCAP.

This rating covers 4 area's of the vehicles safety:

Adult Occupant

Child Occupant

Vulnerable Road Users

Safety Assist

Currently, only 2 of the Tesla range have been tested in the UK and the safest vehicle is the Model 3

However, in the US, where Tesla is based, the testing organisation know as the NHTSA (National Highways Traffic Safety Administration) has provided the below star ratings:

Variant Overall Front Crash Side Crash Roll Over
Model X 5 5 5 5
Model S 5 5 5 5
Model 3 5 5 5 5
Model Y 5 5 5 5

We would recommend you take a look at a your chosen model and see what other experts says about its safety, as this is a very important part of your decision when hiring a Tesla.

When looking at the life span of any electric vehicle, most people will want to know about 2 aspects of a vehicle?

How long will the vehicle last?

How long will the battery last?

When hiring a Tesla, you wont have any issues relating to the longevity of your vehicle as you will only have it in your possession for 2 - 5 years

Tesla construction for most models are made from Aluminium which has a very long life expectancy.

Driving and atmospheric conditions will play a part in how long the body will last.

The expected life span of a Tesla car battery is between 300,000 and 500,000 miles, dependant on usage and model.

Tesla are the pioneer of car battery technology and we would expect this life span to increase over time

Tesla currently produce 4 models for UK sale:

Model X

Model S

Model 3

Model Y


Currently, you are only able to order 2 models in the range:

Model 3

RWD 4dr Auto

Standard Plus 4dr Auto

Long Range AWD 4dr Auto

Performance AWD 4dr Auto

Model Y

Long Range AWD Auto

Performance AWD Auto


If you are interested in the Model X or Model S, please contact a member of the sales team on 01565 880880

This is a tough question as it depends on your wants and needs.

From a pure financial point of view, the best Tesla to lease is a Model Y

Due to current component issues and high demand, the current approx. lead times for the Tesla range are as below:

Model X          Availability on application

Model S          Availability on application

Model 3          

RWD Auto       10 months

Long Range     10 months

Performance    5 months

Model Y

Long Range     4 months

Performance    8 months

If you require special colours or additional options, like Autopilot, larger alloy wheels, this can affect lead times

Please check with a member of the team for an accurate lead time by calling 01565 880880.

Tesla don't make a traditional SUV as such, however they do offer AWD variant for all models

The definition of an SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) is:

" a road-going passenger car which takes features from off-road vehicles, such as raised ground clearance and four-wheel drive"

The Tesla Model X and Model Y are designed as utility vehicle's, with the Model Y being a small version of the Model X

Autopilot is an advanced safety and convenience system that enhances the driver experience behind the wheel. When used properly, Autopilot reduces the overall workload as a driver. Each new Tesla vehicle is equipped with eight external cameras and powerful vision processing to provide an additional layer of safety.

Each new Tesla vehicle comes complete with the hardware to enable Autopilot, however this has to be chosen as an factory option.

Autopilot includes:

Traffic Aware Cruise Control - matches the speed of the car with that of the surrounding traffic

Autosteer - assists with steering in clearly marked white lines



If it was not legal, vehicles would not be approved for the UK market and no sale or registration would be allowed

The best value vehicle currently available with Enhanced Autopilot is the Model 3 Long Range AWD 4dr Auto

This is actually cheaper to lease than a Tesla Model Y

Maintenance costs for a Tesla are dependant on a number of factors

Annual mileage


Period of leasing a Tesla

When you request a vehicle quote or speak to our team, please ask for a "Maintained Quote" and they will be happy to assist

For an example only, please see below approx. monthly costs for 10,000 miles per annum:

2 Years           £31.00 per month

3 Years           £45.00 per month

4 Years           £55.00 per month

Please note the above is a guide only and you need to obtain a written quote from your account manager.

What our customers say...

Alastair Carnegie I am totally delighted
5 stars

I am totally delighted with my Tesla model 3Great car fun to drive and no benefit in kind perfect.

Leased a Tesla Model 3