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Tesla M3 Long Reach 2021 is identified as "Performance" by insurers

Wolfique

Member
Jun 8, 2021
11
1
Amsterdam
Greetings from the Netherlands!

I am about to become a new member of the club and expecting M3 LR 2021 later this month.
When I try to get an insurance quote, most insurers look up the car by the plate number (RDW) and identify it as M3 Performance with 340kW of power.

That makes insurers either completely rejecting the application or making the premium too high. Did you experience something similar with new LR cars?
Did my best to search through the forum but didn't have much success.

Here is what the RDW Kentekencheck says:
* Merk: TESLA
* Type: 003
* Variant: E3LD
* Uitvoering: BGB1S5T1

Cheers!
 

Wolfique

Member
Jun 8, 2021
11
1
Amsterdam
I did, yes. My Tesla representative says that it is Long Reach and it should've been registered properly.

Interestingly, the RDW database doesn't say anything explicitly about Standard vs Long Range vs Performance. It has a set of codes for battery (E3LD) and some sort of variation (BGB1S5T1).

One of the insurance companies says that the power of the card is 340kW.

And I can't quite figure out if:
* The car is inaccurately registered with RDW
* Or the Tesla 3 2021 got 340kW of power nowadays (same as the Performance modification)
 

Wolfique

Member
Jun 8, 2021
11
1
Amsterdam
This is a snapshot from RDW database:
Voertuigcategorie Personenauto (M1)
Carrosserietype Sedan (AA)
Inrichting sedan

Merk TESLA
Type 003
Variant E3LD
Uitvoering BGB1S5T1
Kleur Rood
Handelsbenaming MODEL 3
Typegoedkeuringsnummere 4*2007/46*1293*17

However, it pops up as "PERFORMANCE" on anwb.nl, for example
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SpaceWagon

Member
Oct 27, 2019
69
47
Nederland
This is a snapshot from RDW database:


However, it pops up as "PERFORMANCE" on anwb.nl, for example
View attachment 670904
When I try my license plate on Premie Veilig Rijden Autoverzekering berekenen it also states PERFORMANCE. But it’s a Long Range.

I think it’s because this website doesn’t know the exact type. When you check Autowaarde berekenen | ANWB Koerslijst - kentekencheck, you’ll see that you have to select a type. And the first in the list is PERFORMANCE.
 

Wolfique

Member
Jun 8, 2021
11
1
Amsterdam
Thanks for the hint! The major problem is that ANWB won't insure me with the PERFORMANCE (because it thinks it has 340kW and it is a freaking beast).
But ANWB quite okay to insure me with LONG RANGE (which is supposed to be 258kW).

Interestingly, ANWB actually knows the difference between Performance and even 2 versions of Long Range. This is from the link you posted.


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SpaceWagon

Member
Oct 27, 2019
69
47
Nederland
Please note that that list is more like ‘just present all the versions’. You even see the versions built from 2021. But based on your license plate, that’s impossible.
 

Wolfique

Member
Jun 8, 2021
11
1
Amsterdam
Wait, what do you mean by "that's impossible"?
My future car was delivered to Tilburg sometime in early June 2021. I thought this fits the 2021-model, no? :rolleyes:

Really appreciate the responsiveness of the community 👍
 

SpaceWagon

Member
Oct 27, 2019
69
47
Nederland
Wait, what do you mean by "that's impossible"?
My future car was delivered to Tilburg sometime in early June 2021. I thought this fits the 2021-model, no? :rolleyes:

Really appreciate the responsiveness of the community 👍
Ah, I didn’t know that. I thought you’ve bought a second hand car. That was because you spoke about 258 kW (the old one) and not about 324 kW (the new one).

What is your license plate? Maybe I can look into other sources.
 

Wolfique

Member
Jun 8, 2021
11
1
Amsterdam
Yes, this is a new car, just delivered from a factory in the US.
Is it a well-known fact that the new 2021 Tesla 3 comes with 324 kW onboard?

The plate is L-345-JZ
 

horta

Electrified petrolhead
Nov 14, 2018
2,881
1,152
Utrecht
ovi.rdw.nl seems to have more correct information. it may have been adjusted in the mean time, it needs more adjustments.
 

MvN.on.Tour

Member
Sep 23, 2019
54
58
Netherlands
Is this maybe easily to solve by just sending your invoice to the insurance company? Or do they only use the license plate data?
I had the exact same problem and that is what I did - I sent them the invoice, with the specs on it. That solved it for them. My insurer is Promovendum. They had good rates and conditions at the time (almost 2 years ago).
 
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Wolfique

Member
Jun 8, 2021
11
1
Amsterdam
I feel like Tesla changed the battery for 2021 M3 and now, kW-wise, it looks more like "Performance" rather than "Long Range" in insurer quotation applications.
I went with Carmeleon this year.

Thanks for your advice!
 
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