It cannot be denied that Tesla is one of the biggest players in the car industry, particularly in the electric vehicle category. As the company continues to ramp up its manufacturing numbers, its popularity across the world bumps up as well. In fact, in Germany alone, its Model 3 is expected to be crowned king, Electrek reports.
It holds true that Tesla is facing a number of major challenges when it comes to its production of the Model 3. Still, this does not mean that the company will be stopped from hitting its goals. In fact, it is already poised to begin delivering the electric sedan to other countries — and one of these is none other than Germany.
The country is reportedly going to receive the deliveries of the aforementioned car model come February next year. These first deliveries is even confirmed by a German automotive industry expert, who believes that this move would definitely put the car manufacturer to greater heights. In other words, this could very well be the year of Elon Musk and his company =- and it is narrative that suggests that domination of the California-based carmaker in Germany’s e-car market.
In a recent analysis, auto veteran and founder of Germany’s Center of Automotive Research (CAR) at the University of Duisburg-Essen Ferdinand Dudenhöffer stated that 2019 would likely see a massive influx of electric vehicle registrations in the country. Dudenhöffer notes that a large part of these registrations will be due to the arrival of the Model 3, which he expects would help Tesla sell up to 20,000 electric vehicles per year in Germany.
“If it works with the production and an early sales start of Model 3 in Germany, for Tesla altogether up to 20,000 sales in this country in 2019 are possible,” the industry expert wrote in his study.
If Tesla is really successful in selling as many cars as Dudenhöffer expects in 2019, there is no doubt that it will eventually be crowned Germany’s most successful EV brand. Sure, it is no secret that a good number of other EVs and electrified vehicles are available in the market, but they do not necessarily come close to Musk’s company. After all, no other car has been successful in going hand in hand with Tesla’s estimated sales numbers of the Model 3.
From January to October this year, for example, Dudenhöffer notes that Smart sold 7,030, Volkswagen sold 6,420, and Renault and BMW sold 5,150 green vehicles each. Tesla, which so far only sells the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV in Germany, sold 1,678 cars in the same period.
Dudenhöffer further suggests that the aforementioned Tesla model vehicle and its arrival in the country will definitely get a significant boost from upcoming, EV-friendly government regulations. As of this writing, employees who use their company cars privately are taxed 1% of the vehicle’s value. Starting January 1, 2019, company cars that are electric are expected to obtain half the tax. In addition, electric car drivers can save as much as 200 euros with the upcoming system in place.
The Tesla Model 3 has become a force to be reckoned with in the American auto market. As the electric car maker hits its stride in the production of the Model 3, Tesla has begun an initiative to bring the vehicle abroad. Over the past months, Tesla has brought the Model 3 to several countries in Europe, as well as key markets in Asia such as China and Japan. With each stop in its worldwide tour, the Model 3 was received with much interest.