Currently, if a customer wants to buy an electric car with real ranges of between 300 and 400 km, and does not want to spend a budget on a brand new model, they have at their disposal an increasingly wide offer on the second-hand market. Proposals between 25,000 and 30,000 euros that are now beginning to feel the pressure that Tesla has caused with the recent price drops that have significantly reduced the differences.
For example in Germany We can see a wide range of used Tesla Model 3 units, with prices for units of the 2019 Long Range Dual Motor and only 43,000 km on its marker. from just 32,900 euros. Units that, like the rest of those offered by Tesla itself, add the improved Autopilot. An extra that has a cost for customers who want to add it of 3,800 euros.
In exchange we will take a model with a propulsion system of more than 400 CV capable of propelling it up to 100 km/h in 4.4 secondsa figure that we can even improve by buying the “Acceleration improvement” that for 1,800 euros allows us from the app to increase power and reduce times to 3.9 seconds to reach 100 km/h.
The battery for its part is originally 75 kWh, and after so few kilometers it should be practically 100%, offering a real autonomy of about 400 kilometerswith the fast charging system that despite not having a very good curve, it does allow charging at powers high enough to travel without difficulties.
The pressure on used electric cars
On the other hand, customers who are looking for a car with between 300 and 400 km of autonomy and fast charging, see how the offer in the used market it is very tight.
We can see that in the order of 25,000 euros There is a wide range of cars like the Renault ZOE, Peugeot e-2008, Citroen e-C4 or FIAT 500e. Models well below the Model 3 in terms of autonomy, power and fast charging.
We have to climb up to 30,000 euros to find competitive proposals in terms of autonomy, such as the Hyundai Kona or the 64 kWh KIA Niro. Models capable of reaching 400 real km, and equipped in both cases with a 100 kW fast charging system.
there is also the nissan LEAF. The useful 59 kWh version remains around 300 km of real autonomy, but with the handicap of mounting the CHAdeMO fast charging system, which is not present in more and more of the new stations that are already abandoning this format.
Some examples that, as we remember, we talk about the cheapest proposals for units from 2018 with less than 70,000 km, which they now see as Tesla Model 3 keeps adding pressure to their prices, and that will force them to take a step back if they do not want to perpetuate their presence in dealerships waiting for customers who prefer to opt for a Tesla.