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Tesla could soon start selling its own used cars

Edgar Alvarez, @abcdedgar
October 6, 2014
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The second-hand business for most consumer products, including automobiles, is constantly booming. It doesn't matter if you go through the actual manufacturer or websites like Craigslist and Ebay, the marketplace certainly exists. Knowing this, it looks as if Tesla is prepared to offer more than just a brand new, hot-off-the-press option on its Model S vehicles -- something that's typical among car manufacturers. According to Automobile News, Elon Musk & Co. are already working on a plan to sell the Model S used in the near future, as a way to compete against OEMs with similar alternatives in place.

Tesla's Certified Previously Owned initiative for the flagship car has reportedly been confirmed by Simon Sproule, the company's vice president of communications, who said, "With the Model S fleet now heading toward the first cars hitting three years old, we are looking at CPO and how to best structure." The plan, per the report, would begin in the spring of 2016, right when Model S early adopters are scheduled to qualify for the Tesla buyback guarantee program.

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