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Import from US

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Amerika, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. Amerika

    Amerika New Member

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    Hello, I live in the US and bought a Model 3 one year ago. I will move back to The Netherlands in a year and would like to take my Tesla. I know there are challenges with charging and software. But does anyone have experience with this? Or good tips? Thank you!
     
  2. RC2785

    RC2785 Member

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    You will probably have to visit a Tesla SC there to get the sim card switched out because I doubt the sim card thats in the car now will work there. You may also want to see if it's possible to get your charge port replaced since I'm pretty sure they use a different plug from us, or you can use an adapter if they have one (If you plan on using superchargers that is).
     
  3. run-the-joules

    run-the-joules Active Member

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    Your taillights are likely not legal there. Tesla for some stupid reason used less-safe red turn signals for the North American market.

    The warranty also might not apply outside of the market in which the car was sold.
     
  4. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    The advice you have been given so far in this thread is good, but I strongly recommend you contact the relevant authorities in The Netherlands to get a clear answer to your question. I think the likely charging incompatibility may be one of only a number of reasons why importing your US Model 3 to that country will not be allowed. But I could be wrong...
     

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