TESLA TECHNOLOGY COSTS TOO MUCH FOR INSURANCE
If Musk has understood that the time has come to launch dedicated insurance, it is because it is not enough for insurance companies that the Tesla Model 3 is the safest electric car in crash tests. A survey by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) has in fact shown that the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X are among the most expensive cars to repair. Too many sensors, cutting-edge technologies and specific spare parts are the main risks they raise the cost of insuring a Tesla. Therefore, the strategy of attracting customers by emphasizing only the safety aspect was like a red herring according to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) which recently warned Tesla to cease promotional activity because it was potentially misleading.
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INSURANCE DISCOUNT ONLY WITH AUTOPILOT?
"When cars operate in self-driving mode, the risk of an accident and the amount of compensation is reduced," said SNIC. This therefore suggests that cars equipped with Autopilot will have a different insurance cost than those with Autopilot disabled. But we must also consider how much Tesla needs to achieve sustainable profitability. And the insurance sector could prove to be a boomerang in the event of unsustainable compensation by the company unless it directly involves an ad hoc insurance company. But is it legal for Tesla to monitor customers while they drive? As the Mercedes case exploded in the UK set a precedent with leased cars, Tesla made it clear that no GPS or camera data will be used to define the cost of Tesla insurance.