Are you still hesitating to buy the Tesla Model 3? And the prices at the pump are gradually pushing you to take stock? However, you are aware that the Tesla Model 3 SR is now 8000€ more expensive in France. And since “bad news never comes alone”, as they say, now you also know that it won’t be available for delivery until February 2023! And not possible to console yourself with the Long Autonomy version, it’s the same thing!
This is at least what the Tesla configurator indicates at the time of writing these few lines.
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The Autoplus site indicates that it has confirmed the information with the manufacturer, specifying the following reasons:
- The shortage of semiconductors: Elon Musk has repeatedly recalled that the American brand was suffering from global tension, even if sales figures were good in 2021.
- The war between Ukraine and Russia makes the production and delivery of certain parts even more difficult, particularly for batteries. These reasons can quite agree.
Tesla Model 3: A good quality / price ratio?
Following our deliberately humorous article on the arguments to dissuade you from buying a Tesla Model 3. We would like to come back to the fund of the success of the Tesla Model 3 by specifying the arguments that form the value for money of the electric sedan from the Californian manufacturer.
The value for money of the Tesla Model 3
- Its autonomy with a range of 530 km measured on the WLTP cycle. A value comparable to that achieved with a mix between city and road.
- The firm promises for the current of the year an entry-level version at $35,000 (which should remain below €40,000 in Europe)
- It is no more expensive than the equivalent BMW 3 Series, Alfa Romeo Giulia and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
- A beautiful sporty and aerodynamic line
- The presence of two chests (one at the front one at the rear) thanks to the batteries included in the floor!
- A huge 15-inch central screen. which concentrates all the displays and controls.
- She is sensitive. The controls are smooth, consistent and fairly precise.
- By default, regenerative braking (which uses the electric motor to brake) makes it possible to dispense almost completely with the brake pedal.
- Incredible 0 to 100 km/h speed climb shot in 3.5 seconds.
- Power of 147 kW (200 hp) for the front engine and 211 kW (287 hp) for the rear engine. (and yes there are two engines!!!)
For all those who have gone electric, count on us to accompany you in the discovery of this new mode of driving.
A sales professor told us “when you buy a car you compare fuel consumption, trunk space, power, legroom etc, and in the end you buy the one you like. The act of buying is irrational”
Tesla Model 3: Prices by continent
Tesla Model 3 photography – Tesla
On the market for more than two years, the Tesla Model 3 stands out as the top-of-the-range family car that inspires dreams: design designed for the driver, autonomy that allows unlimited travel, an automatic piloting system… And the price ? €50,900 in Europe. Our neighbors in China offer a price of €43,000. Two prices that have nothing to do with the €35,000 displayed in the United States. So why such a big difference in Tesla Model 3 prices? We explain how it works.
To understand the prices in Europe, let’s go to the United States
Launched on the American market since 2017, the Tesla Model 3 started at around €35,000. A figure that makes you dream compared to the prices announced in Europe, which reach €50,900. However, make no mistake: the prices displayed in the United States are exclusive of tax, unlike in Europe. So add 20% to the basket. Next, remember that importing has a cost. To do this, add about 10% to your basket and you get a few euros for the same price! It’s not rocket science after all…
Photography Tesla Model 3 – Frandroid
What about the prices displayed in China?
It’s all in the assembly of the Tesla. Previously manufactured and assembled in the USA in Fremont, today the place has a different name: Shanghai. With some Tesla assembly relocated to China, Tesla Model 3 prices are considered cheaper as they are now locally manufactured. This therefore amounts to a price of €43,000, a difference of €7,900 with European countries. Do you see it a little clearer?
What are the other factors to consider?
If you are told pandemic-mask-hydroalcoholic gel, what do you think of? And yes! The coronavirus is a factor that also explains the drop in the price of the Tesla Model 3. The drop in demand for the car linked to the global pandemic has caused prices to fall in the United States.
The divergence in prices can also be explained by the aid granted by the various countries, such as ecological bonuses and exemption from regional registration tax, which tend to bring prices down.
So convinced by the Tesla brand? The leaders have agreed to lower the price of the top-of-the-range sedan in 2021 in order to be able to access the maximum ecological bonus which is up to €7,000.
Tesla: again a luxury product?
This was the main criticism addressed to the manufacturer, before the commercial success of the Tesla Model 3, which placed this electric vehicle at the top of sales in Europe in 2021. However, with the current situation causing shortages, it is therefore quite logical that owners of Tesla vehicles that will be well delivered in 2022 will have the right (and even the duty!) to feel privileged. Because they will receive a cheaper vehicle (because still at the 2021 market price) and delivered on time, during the year 2022.
This price change will no longer allow you to benefit from the maximum ecological bonus provided by the government. And if you want to be delivered quickly, i.e. in May 2022, you will have to go for the Tesla Model 3 Performance, displayed at a price of €59,990.
What are the three cheapest electric cars?
Unsurprisingly, if we stick only to the “cheapest” electric cars, it is the mini-city cars that prevail. More compact, it seems logical that their cost is lower, in order to leave relatively little trace in the wallet than in the environment of city dwellers. Our TOP 3.
The prices are all given without deducting the ecological bonus, which reaches 27% of the price capped at €6,000 for models sold for less than €45,000 new. €2,000 for those billed between €45,000 and €60,000. All these amounts are valid on condition of ordering by June 30, 2022 and being delivered before September 30, 2022. They will be reduced by €1,000 for any purchase made from the 1er July. So don’t wait any longer before embarking on electric mobility!
Our TOP 3
- Dacia Spring 27.4 kWh/45 hp: €17,390 (€4,695 bonus)
- Renault Twingo E-Tech Electric 22 kWh/82 hp: €21,550 (€5,819 bonus)
- Volkswagen e-up! 32.3 kWh/83 hp: €24,690 (€6,000 bonus)
Barely arrived, the new Dacia Spring at a low price comes up against the electric Renault Twingo, which is reviewing its range and its prices for the occasion.
This time, we can no longer say that the electric car is too expensive and inaccessible. The Renault group is striving to democratize it (Zoe in 2012, Twingo Electric in 2020). It is hitting hard at the start of 2021 thanks to its subsidiary Dacia, which is launching the Spring electric at €12,400, bonus included, in the entry-level Comfort version.
Motorists looking for a small electric vehicle can therefore rejoice. He will be able to acquire the Spring in September in Comfort or Comfort Plus finish (opening of pre-orders on March 20). And even taste it in car-sharing rental from the spring with the Business finish.
Renault Twingo E-Tech Electric
The new battery-powered Twingo democratizes access to the electric car with an entry price of €15,000, bonus included. Agile and silent, it reinforces its status as the perfect city car.
If the Twingo Electric owes a lot technically to the electric Smart Forfour launched in 2016, it is however distinguished by a slightly more powerful battery. The latter, with a useful capacity of 22 kWh, brings the WLTP-approved range to 190 km in mixed driving conditions and 270 km in town.
The price is the angle of attack for the new electric Twingo: €21,350 in Life, minus €5,764 in bonus (and not €7,000 because it is limited to 27% of the price of the car). Which takes us to the €15,000 or €99 monthly zone for a 36-month/22,500 km LLD with a conversion bonus according to Renault.
The aging Volkswagen up! finds a second youth in 2020 thanks to a new electric version equipped with a more efficient battery and, above all, a record price from €23,440.
The new up! electric releases a new battery equipped with LG cells with flexible envelopes similar to those used by the Audi e-tron and the other current electric models of the group. Despite a similar size and an additional mass of 15 kg, these accumulators double their capacity, which goes from 18.7 to 36.8 kWh.
As if that weren’t enough, the new e-up! decreases its price by €3,360 compared to the old model. What create, without seeming to touch it, a small revolution on the market!