Still waiting for my Model S to be build - the paperwork has been signed and the order has been submitted to the factory. According to Tesla UK, they will start production in June and will deliver July/August. In the meantime I am preparing for the delivery and have are currently planning a charge installation at my home.
Furthermore I have been in contact with a few insurance companies and have received a very attractive quote from Tryg Insurance in Denmark. The yearly price for the insurance are DKK 7776 or EUR 1050 (price may change depending on your location in DK).
When I received the quote it stated that the Tesla model S 85 kWh performance has 116 HP even though it on the Tesla website states a Peak Horse Power of 416. The reason for Tryg to state 116 HP on the quote is the following:
There is 2 ways to measure the performance - In Peak HP and continuous HP. The Peak HP for Model S are 416 HP, however the electrical motor cannot be fully loaded continuously without overheating, and during normal driving the power consumption and production is far form 416 HP. 1 HP equals 735 watt (metric) and with a 85 kWh batterypack the average consumption (85000/735) is nearly 116 HP.
As the price for the insurance among other things are based on the performance of the car (measured in HP), I think that we should appreciate Trygs way to price their insurance policy. Actually I find the price very attractive compared to the performance of the Model S and the cost of the vehicle.
Have anyone else received a quote on insurance in Denmark?
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