But with the chip crisis, the war in Ukraine and rampant inflation, Tesla ended up raising its prices drastically. The Propulsion version of the Tesla Model 3 (2022) (which we tested below), is now offered at more than €50,000. The Long Autonomy model (which we tested last summer) goes to almost 60,000€ whereas it could be found around 52,000€ just 18 months ago!
In Switzerland, the Model 3 is still offered around 45,000€ (45,990CHF) but this is explained by a VAT of only 8%.
Those who bought a Tesla in 2020/2021 can rejoice: even second-hand, they can now sell their vehicle for more than they bought it! But for the others, the bill is salty, especially as the delivery times are getting longer – between 6 months and 1 year of waiting.
The price increase also affects SuperChargers, once the brand’s strong argument, but which are gradually losing their competitiveness. In effect, tariffs are now around 50cts/kWh whereas they were around 20 cents not so long ago. From now on, with a subscription (€17.99), the price at Ionity (35cts/min, soon to kWh) becomes much more interesting, especially since the terminals of this direct competitor are placed on motorway areas and now counts as much stations on French territory than SuperChargers.
Has Tesla once again become an inaccessible brand? Not necessarily. Even at more than 50,000€, we saw it below, the sedan
entry-level still competes with the competition, which often offers less technology and autonomy for an equivalent price. As for charging stations, Teslas can be recharged everywhere, so access to SuperChargers – even more expensive – remains an interesting bonus despite everything. However, buying a Model 3 was significantly more profitable in 2021 than in 2022.
Here is our test of the Tesla Model 3 2022 60kWh!
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