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"Tesla Slashes 7,000 Euros Off Model S Price in Germany"

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Benz, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. apvbguy

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    wow, that is still over $100k US
     
  2. Lerxt

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    This is not a great sign. I would think that the reason German buyers are reluctant is possibly the top speed and the less than stellar interior.
     
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    Can someone in Germany, preferably owners, confirm the price difference, details and timeframe please? This is news to me way out in the states ;)
     
  4. Benz

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    Will other countries in the EU (Netherlands, Belgium, France etc.) also get a price reduction?

    EUR 7,000 is a huge amount.
     
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    Somebody on the linked article said there was a price reduction in Switzerland.

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    It's also not a German car.

    The speed aspect might be overblown, since unlimited speed sections are not found everywhere, but I also still see the limited Supercharger network and the lack of key safety amenities (particularly the lack of adaptive cruise) as barriers to sales, especially in a patriotic market with significant domestic alternatives.
     
  6. Benz

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    I just checked the Dutch Tesla Motors website, and I saw that the price has been reduced also. I used to be 69,900 Euro (I think), and now it's 66,200 Euro.

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    Too many questions...
    If you subract the VAT and/or any import fees, what is the cost?
    Did the Model S, or EVs, just get special treatment in Germany from a manufacture's point of view.
    If so, is Tesla simply passing along the savings?
     
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    No change on the Norwegian site. And when I calculated what it would cost to buy a Model S in Germany, I arrived at the price being within a hundred dollars or so compared to the price here. (Adjusted for taxes.)
     
  9. Benz

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    Maybe because Norway is not in the Euro-zone?
     
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    I would think so. I would think this is mostly related to homogenizing prices across Europe. Yesterday it was possible for a German to buy a Norwegian Model S for 7000 Euros less than what it would cost in Germany, after paying the import taxes.
     
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    Yesterday?

    You mean that till yesterday it was for a German better to go buy a Tesla Model S in Norway rather than in Germany? So that has changed now?
     
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    Yes. Now it costs almost exactly as much to buy a Model S in Germany as it does to buy a Model S in Norway and export it to Germany. Yesterday you could save something like 7000 Euros.
     
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    OK

    Well, then that means that people from Germany will not be buying a Tesla Model S in Norway anymore.
     
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    I'm not sure if anyone has done so - but it might have become a phenomenon if Tesla hadn't adjusted the pricing. :)
     
  15. Benz

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    But still, we don't know what the (official) motive was for this price reduction.
     
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    I'd guess this is the result of some agreement on VAT/duty/tax/whatever. Given Tesla's stance on same profit everywhere, it's hard to believe they'd take a 7k euro loss on profit in Germany while they're still production constrained.
     
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    A sales repersentitive told me that the price reduction was due to "significant differences in exchange rates between USD and EUR".
     
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    In Belgium, since beginning of november 2013 there have been 2 price cuts. In my case 8300 Euro less, If I would order today.
     
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    This pricing is consistent with Tesla's mission to provide increasingly affordable EV's.
     

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