A Tesla Model 3 can cost less than half of its list price in some districts of California. This is the news that is circulating in the United States and, according to some research conducted by sector analysts, it seems to be true.
In fact, considering i two possible incentives issued by the California government and the federal incentive to purchase zero-emission vehicles, the price of Musk's small sedan could drop as low as $19.830 in some cases (less than 20.000 € at the current exchange rate). Sounds very interesting right? But as is also the case here in Spain, several requirements must be met.
How it works
Let's start from the basics, a Model 3 Standard Range RWD in California, by going directly to a Tesla dealer or ordering it on the site, can be brought home for $40.240 (about €37.650 at current exchange rates).
Using the first federal incentive of US $7.500 (7.000 €), which some electric cars can access, and California's second Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) incentive of $7.500 (also 7.000 €), the price drops further to $22.830 (21.347 €).
But that's not all. THE residents of the San Joaquin ValleyFinally, they can get an additional $3.000 (€2.800) stimulus from the local air pollution control district.
With all the benefits combined, the effective price of the Model 3 thus comes to the famous $19.830 (18.542 €). As our colleagues at Pistonudos.com US have pointed out to us, these credits are not only applicable to the Model 3, but many other electric vehicles as well, including the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck. .
Honors and duties
As with any discount of this type, there are several things to take into account. In fact, the federal electric vehicle tax credit (the incentive) does not apply to all individuals and all models of cars.
First of all, it has to be made in the USA United States, Mexico or Canada, then must meet certain battery pack life and performance requirements. Finally, the income of the individual applicant.
To be eligible for California's CVRP (Clean Vehicle Rebate Project), however, you must reside in the Golden State or have a business in the country. It is also necessary to meet specific income requirements according to a division into brackets devised by the Government itself: the highest are entitled to a discount of "only" 2.000 dollars (1.800 €), while low- and middle-income individuals can get the $7.500 (7.000 €) that we talked about earlier.