Tesla Model 3 VIN Registrations For Europe Exceed 8,500

JAN 4 2019 BY MARK KANE 10

Tesla is readying for volume production for Europe

According to Model 3 VINs, the number of VINs registered by Tesla for Model 3 exceed 200,000 and now stand at 207,222. Compared to the cumulative production of 155,662 by the end of 2018, it means 51,560 VINs are available (minus most recent production).

The new registrations slowed down from almost 62,000 in October to just over 6,000 in November and over 7,600 in December, but recently highly increased in the first days of January (over 13,666).

Most of the latest VINs are for Europe (at least 8,584), which is 63% for January.

The 12,918 new VIN registrations of all-wheel drive versions (95% of total in January) also shows us that company again switches more towards AWD. It’s reasonable as initially only AWD versions will be sold in Europe.

Source: Model 3 VINs

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10 Comments on "Tesla Model 3 VIN Registrations For Europe Exceed 8,500"

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Well with Europe’s high fuel cost it seems like a no brainer for them to eagerly embrace EV’s. I would think that if you’re ICE is ready to be retired getting an EV even if the initial cost is higher it pays for itself quickly.

Well, with prices like Teslas where the car costs twice or three times what people would normally pay then the savings are nowhere near enough to cover the difference.

Also we have much more efficient cars and drive less here than in the US so the savings are not as big as you might think.

Except gas costs twice as much. So your argument is rather fallacious. In addition they don’t cost 2-3 times as much, if you are talking about the Model 3.

The cheapest Model 3 available to order in Europe as of now is twice the cost of the average vehicle sold in the EU.

Compared to a 3 Series, sure, it’s not that much more, but for the average vehicle owner it certainly is.

In fact, the cheapest Model 3 available in Europe is around 10,000 euros more than the average selling price of a Mercedes/BMW, an average price which will include bigger vehicles.

If you buy a MB or BMW you have to put at least 10 grand in options that are standard on a Model3. And ‘price in the EU’ does not exist. Each country has its own level of taxes on cars, making a comparison impossible.

Sure, but that’s sales price, not base price… So that includes all those options.

And yes, while each country does have different regimes there’s not that huge of a difference due to the fact most EU countries taxes are broadly the same. It’s a bit like arguing there is no “US average car price”, because each state has different taxes and incentives.

The fact is, the Model 3 currently on offer in the EU (LHD countries at least) is an expensive vehicle, way above the average sales price of a car even in somewhere like Germany (one of the highest average car prices in the EU) and around 10,000 euros more than the average sale price of MB/BMW in Germany and France. Those brands will include models like the X3 and X5, the 5 and 7 series amongst others, which are far larger, more expensive vehicles than the comparable C Class and 3 series (i.e. they’re bringing the average price up, so average C Class and 3 series sales prices will be even lower than that, making the price gap even larger).

According to statista the average price of a new passenger car in the EU was 25,000 in 2013 which would likely mean the average price in 2019 would be about 28,000 euros. Can you give us a more authoritative source and are you saying TM3s are 80-85k euros?

28k times 2 equals 56k, not 80-85k. The only models available in Europe at the moment are long range dual motor variants, which easily cost that much or more with paint, autopilot and performance options. So, yes, Model 3s in Europe currently cost at least two times as much as an average new car, approaching three times the cost when fully optioned.

Where I live, the average distance driven in a year is 15Mm, which amounts to roughly 750€ in yearly fuel savings compared to a new efficient fossil car. Such savings can’t possibly make up for the higher upfront cost of the car if it costs twice as much. Heck, they’ll barely cover the higher insurance costs of such a car.

“normally pay” for what? An average car? The Tesla Model 3 is not your average car, why would you expect to pay the average price?

Don´t get too excited about Model 3 sales in EU, as it is a very expensive car here even in cheaper configurations. People here do not like the absence of the instrument cluster and the hatchback-style trunk doors. I would expect the M3 sales to somehow copy the US vs EU volume ratio of S and Xs sold so far. It will be a good selling car definitiley though…