Tesla Model Y needs to be sold more in the Netherlands: it appears to be not very accessible. Maybe the car is accessible, but its price is not, Tesla has thought. The EV maker then decides to make the car a little cheaper in our country. Thousands of euros no less. Striking, because the sales price also went down in November. And while the car was the best-selling new car in our country in 2023.
4000 euros cheaper
If you now go to the Tesla dealer and buy a Y, you will pay 43,993 euros for the car. The amount of a luxury version Nissan Qashqai or the Kona electric from Hyundai or an Open Grandland hybrid. Previously, the Y could be found in a higher category, because it was two thousand euros more at 45,993 euros. We are talking about the regular variant, without all kinds of special versions. If you take advantage of the subsidy, the Model Y is even 41,043 euros.
The more expensive variants have also become somewhat cheaper: for a Long Range you now pay 50,993 euros and the Performance costs 56,993 euros. The difference for those cars is not 2000 euros, but 4000 euros. But the purchase price of Model Y was reduced by 2,000 euros in November, so you will ultimately have ‘earned’ 4,000 euros on that if you buy it now, instead of six months ago.
Tesla Model Y
Maybe that’s a bad thing to hear for people who bought a Y last year: Tesla says that it is not making any losses due to the lower price. But that is slightly different: it is not the case that Tesla simply determines the price arbitrarily. The production process now appears to have been made more efficient and the car has therefore also become a bit smarter in terms of costs.
Tesla clearly wants many more Model Ys driving around in our country, which is striking because the car was already the best-selling new car of 2023. Would Tesla want to hold that title in 2024? Some people who want a Y may have to wait a little longer: the car already has a somewhat new design, but the Tesla factory in Germany does not have the right materials to build it.
Production problems Tesla Germany
Moreover, there are problems there anyway: production is temporarily almost at a standstill because the problems in the Suez Canal mean that the parts for the cars arrive much later: boats divert to a sailing route that takes 10 days longer for safety reasons. All this is due to Houthi rebels attacking cargo ships with drones: something that happened again yesterday with an American cargo ship. As a result, both the cargo and the crew are no longer safe. The Volvo factory in Ghent also faces this problem, which means that production there is also at a low level.