This week I’ve ordered a Tesla Model 3 – Long Range (AWD). I’m going full electric. Main reason for this is that, as a business owner, you have to pay a tax addition for private use of your business owned vehicle. For normal cars this is 22% of the retail price, so about 350 Euro netto a month. For EV vehicles, this amount is only 4% (22% for all above 50k catalogus price). So it will save you about 52% in taxes paid.

While my main interest was actually a Kia e-Niro, delivery times for this vehicle exceed about one year. Tesla is more expensive but has many advantages. The Supercharger network for example, with very reasonable electricity pricing (25 cents/kWh). But also the larger range. Advertised with 560km the real range should be about 300 km if you drive 130 km/h on the highway.

Delivery should be somewhere end of september. Yes. That’s 5 weeks after the initial order. I don’t know how Tesla manages this but no other car vendor is able to deliver this fast.

Update 18-sep: Delivery is planned for Saturday 21 september. Meanwhile I’m busy changing the electricity network at home to prepare to switch from a single phase (230 Volts, 35A) to 3-phase (400 Volts, 25A) connection to the grid.