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The Tesla Model 3 overtakes the Renault Zoe and becomes the best-selling electric car in Europe
The Tesla Model 3 has overtaken the Renault Zoe in electric car sales in Europe. Its high-end but accessible positioning is no stranger to this.
This is relatively normal given the benefits / price!
Before buying my TM3 (which I found out of budget in 2020), I was aiming for 2 options:
- either a much smaller model (e-up, Mii) as a second car
- either a not very long model (Kona) with a long battery life to replace my main car
So why the TM3?
1°) My girlfriend didn't want the Mii (too small)
2°) The Kona has a fragility of the reducer (1 single bearing at the motor output = vibration and wear at less than 10 km!)
3 °) The super reliable charging network, without the hassle of badges
, with really fast charging and correct price
4°) The price which fell at the start of 2021 by €6000, becoming < €45 k, ==> €4000 in premium in addition (i.e. price to pay reduced by €10 k!). in the end 38900 with optional blue paint (2020 and its confinement allowed me to save a lot of money)
5°) The look + features + real 5-seater of the car which means thaton resale it discounts much less than other EVs
, in case I don't want to keep it (which is still not the case)
6°) A "richly" equipped basic car (very few options) and software updated very regularly
7°) No mandatory review, but advice in the manual
8°) A battery technology that has already proven itself in terms of longevity
9°) Autonomy > 400 km off the motorway, and between 250 and 300 km on the motorway (55 kWh US model).
10°) VE with the best consumption on the motorway at the time (the regulars call it "the camel")
In addition Tesla offered me the coupling (1 ton supported) at 1€ after ordering, which made me keep my bonus of 7000 €, if I took an EV in stock (identical model to the one ordered) to pay within 7 days (luckily I had already released the funds)!
The clean look is scary at first, but I hate 12-function controls, whole panels of buttons where you're always afraid to press the wrong one.
During the test before purchase, handling time = 5 minutes! (and again, they made me try the 460 hp performance model!)
As some would say, to try it is to adopt it because the WAF effect is impressive, even with the basic model.
I know it's a purchase that seems excessive for many, but it's about the price of a 2008 HDI that we meet everywhere.
I think it's not disproportionate if you can keep this toy for 15 to 20 years without changing the battery (it's a bet I made), accepting to lose 20 to 30% of the autonomy during this time...