This month of March 2022 will remain for Tesla that of a colossal inflation of the Model 3. The electric sedan returns to a price level not seen for more than a year. A surge in prices that benefits the competition.
Prices are skyrocketing at Tesla. While recently announcing a new increase in its superchargers, the American manufacturer has drastically increased the prices of its Model 3 in recent days. While it was displayed at 43,800 euros excluding bonus just two weeks ago, the star sedan of the American group has experienced three successive price increases which taint a hitherto unmatched value for money.
While the first increase forced customers to be content with the version without options to continue to benefit from the maximum bonus, the second simply eliminated the possibility of accessing it. Announced this week, the latest increase did not affect the amount of the bonus. However, it adds 3,000 euros to the bill. Today, the entry-level of the firm of Elon Musk is displayed at 49,990 euros.
More competitive competitors
Faced with this sudden price increase, competing brands are jubilant. The first to which we can refer is Kia with its EV6 whose entry price is 47,990 euros before bonus in propulsion configuration. Now cheaper than the American sedan, the Korean offers for that price a greater range (528 km). Its top of the range, the GT-Line version in 4 wheel drive, is displayed at 59,790 euros, or 800 euros more than the Model 3 Grande Autonomie. Still in the Korean group, we obviously think of the Hyundai Ioniq 5. If it is more like an SUV, it still keeps an access price of 43,600 euros. For 46,800 euros, the Ioniq 5 even offers 481 km of autonomy.
But it is also on the side of the French offer that the public could turn. We obviously think of the electric Renault Megane. If it does not play in the same category, the Frenchwoman offers a 60 kWh battery and 470 km of autonomy for 40,200 euros, excluding bonuses. Added to this is the Volkswagen ID.3. Now limited to a single level of finish, the German compact is displayed from €44,680.
Billed at €58,990, the Model 3 Grande Autonomie is also becoming more attractive. Certainly, it will cost 9,000 euros more. But the difference in performance and battery life can be justified.
If you want to push the comparisons further, do not hesitate to access our online electric car comparator.
|Model||WLTP autonomy||Price excluding bonus||Bonus price deducted individuals||Bonus price deducted companies|
|Renault Megane e-Tech EV60||470km||€40,200||€34,200||€36,200|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5 58kWh||384km||€43,600||€37,600||€39,600|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5 73kWh||451 – 481km||€46,800||€44,800||€44,800|
|Kia EV6 RWD||528km||€47,990||€45,990||€45,990|
|Tesla Model 3||491km||€49,990||€47,990||€47,990|
|Tesla Model 3 Long Autonomy||602km||€58,990||€57,990||€57,990|