Tesla’s Largest German Customer Gets First 4 Of 100 Model 3s

FEB 19 2019 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 12

Soon, people in Germany will be able to choose from a variety of Model 3 rental cars.

Electric car rental service nextmove has ordered 100 Tesla Model 3 sedans for its fleet. nextmove is touted as Germany’s top firm for electric vehicle rental. This order also makes it Tesla’s largest customer in the country. Recent reports confirm that the company has now taken delivery of the first four Model 3s.

The initial delivery of Tesla sedans are all of the Performance variety and are currently in nextmove’s possession at its Berlin site, which is one of 10 locations in Germany. According to Green Car Congress, the EV rental company already owns and operates 350 electric vehicles of various makes and models, including:

Tesla Model S, Model X, Model 3, Jaguar I-Pace, Hyundai Ioniq, Hyundai Kona, Kia e-Niro, VW e-Golf, Opel Ampera-e, BMW i3s, Renault Zoe, Renault Kangoo, smart, Nissan Leaf 2 and Nissan e-NV200.

In addition to the huge fleet of Model 3 vehicles, nextmove’s next moves include adding such cars as the Audi e-tron, e.Go Life, Mercedes eVito, and StreetScooter Work L.

The firm says its goal is to offer a wide variety of EVs for people to test drive. This way, customers can then decide which electric car best suits their budget and priorities. The report points out that many long-term rentals end up leading to customers eventually purchasing an electric car. As we’ve said many times before, people who drive an electric car are more likely to want to own one.

Source: Green Car Congress

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12 Comments on "Tesla’s Largest German Customer Gets First 4 Of 100 Model 3s"

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go Teslas go!

And soon they won’t even have to employ drivers to pick people up and drop them off:
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/elon-musk-tesla-self-driving-193005157.html

So here we go again, with a Musk prediction/promise, that will draw fire from every corner, except Elon lives in curved continuum.

When i read the title i immediately thought of Benz…They are Tesla’s biggest customer in Germany, right?

Excellent news their customers will love the fun and performance from renting those Teslas

Excellent….a rental fleet will be a way for many people to try out and enjoy a pure EV. Prioritizing rental places is probably a very good move!

I do recall reading reports that Tesla’s first Model 3 deliveries in Europe would be concentrated on fleet buyers. So altho I’m glad to see this news reported at IEVs, it’s not a surprise.

Do many US rental car companies have Tesla’s to rent?
Personally I’d rather see German households buying them and renting them out.
But as long as Tesla didn’t cut the price for them it’s okay. Unless after 3 years or less Tesla is responsible for taking them back and reselling them.

Wow.
Where Cadillac & Lincoln could not move a mm (millimeter), Tesla is moving a km (kilometer).
Hope they will sell in 1,000s soon. Or 1.000s the way Europeans write.

Regarding “the way Europeans write”. Just so you know, Europe has a bunch of different languages, cultures, and also different ways of formatting numbers.

The e.Go Life is still wishful thinking. None has been produced yet. It’s been listed for a long time as “coming soon”.

https://nextmove.de/coming-soon/

You can’t even order one.

https://e-go-mobile.com/de/modelle/e.go-life/

Until you move out of your house into an apartment and have a Nissan leaf….
Range anxiety at all times. Yup

EVs are the future, glad to see that rental fleets are arranged for customer’s test drive, enhancing their convenience. Great article!