— Maxime Romain Julien (@hellomaxime) November 24, 2017
With only a handful of Tesla Model 3 vehicles anywhere at this point and no customer deliveries yet, sightings are rare.
Honestly, for many of us, seeing any Tesla model is rare. The number of Teslas on the road in comparison to other traditional automakers is a drop in the bucket. The further you get away from California and other CARB states, and the further you are from major cities and areas of affluence, the chances of encountering one is minuscule.
Tesla charging inlet and plug in Europe (standard Mennekes Type 2)
We previously reported about a few Model 3s spotted outside of the California area, in locations like Texas, Chicago, and Detroit. Then, in September, the Model 3 graced its presence in the Netherlands. Now, another was seen in Germany. The car isn't expected to even begin to hit the Euro market for another year or more, so this comes as quite a surprise.
According to Electrek, the car has plates registered in Munich and has been spotted several times in the area near Ingolstadt. Tesla vehicles have been seen in Europe many times before, prior to their launch in the area, but it's usually because a German automaker got ahold of one for testing or comparison.
Information acquired by the publication via the German Tesla forum said that the car was being driven by Tesla employees from America. It was not a Euro spec vehicle since it had the charging plugs that are only found on North American Teslas. Fortunately, the forum member was allowed to take a picture of the car Supercharging at the Braak Supercharger, using a Mennekes Type 2 to Tesla plug adapter.