After Tesla massively reduced the prices for Model 3 and Model Y in Germany, some former e-car buyers are at a loss – especially if they just bought them shortly before the price dropped. But forum reports from the Tesla community give hope.
Tesla buyers can hope: This is how you get Model 3 and Model Y cheaper
Some of the e-cars from Tesla are currently cheaper than ever. Model 3 and Model Y are currently – depending on the version – for thousands of euros less sold. A step with which the electric car manufacturer probably wants to fuel the collapsed demand of the last few months. But the step is not necessarily well received by customers who decided to buy a Tesla before the price dropped – and not only in China.
German Tesla buyers can probably manage differently, like from forum entries in “Tesla Drivers and Friends”. But this requires a certain amount of courage – or unwillingness towards Tesla. Because the first step is to cancel the already ordered electric car. Customers report that you will then receive an offer from Tesla in which you can continue to purchase your electric car – but then at the current price.
However, there are a few things to consider mathematically: Anyone who ordered a Stromer shortly before the turn of the year can still receive the old environmental bonus from Tesla according to a previous offer. Since January 1, the federal government has been paying e-car buyers at least 1,500 euros less, while Tesla even changes the prices in the extreme case of the Model Y in the standard version reduced by more than 9,000 euros.
In addition to Tesla, Elon Musk has his fingers in a lot of other companies:
Also stay two uncertainties: We don’t know if Tesla has a rule here about which customers get this offer and which don’t. For example, the original order time could play a role. In addition, you should not be dependent on the new Tesla being delivered as quickly as possible. If Tesla accepts your revocation but does not make you an offer, you would have to order the electric car again. So you could secure the cheaper price, the But the waiting time would start all over again.
So whether the plan is worth it is an individual question: It depends on whether Tesla pays you the old environmental bonus and, above all, on the price reduction for your chosen model.
More environmental bonus? New Tesla prices must first be listed
However, you should not rely on the fact that you can claim more environmental bonus for a Tesla due to the lower purchase price – 4,500 instead of 3,000 euros. The price has fallen below the assessment limit of the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA). After all the current BAFA list price is decisive. As long as this has not been adjusted, you could experience an unpleasant surprise.