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Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Benz, Mar 7, 2014.
wow, that is still over $100k US
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.
Can someone in Germany, preferably owners, confirm the price difference, details and timeframe please? This is news to me way out in the states
Will other countries in the EU (Netherlands, Belgium, France etc.) also get a price reduction?
EUR 7,000 is a huge amount.
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.
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.
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?
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.)
Maybe because Norway is not in the Euro-zone?
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.
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?
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.
Well, then that means that people from Germany will not be buying a Tesla Model S in Norway anymore.
I'm not sure if anyone has done so - but it might have become a phenomenon if Tesla hadn't adjusted the pricing.
But still, we don't know what the (official) motive was for this price reduction.
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.
A sales repersentitive told me that the price reduction was due to "significant differences in exchange rates between USD and EUR".
In Belgium, since beginning of november 2013 there have been 2 price cuts. In my case 8300 Euro less, If I would order today.
This pricing is consistent with Tesla's mission to provide increasingly affordable EV's.