Tesla Model 3: here's how to pay 14 thousand euros less

Tesla Model 3: here's how to pay 14 thousand euros less

Tesla Model 3

Yesterday, Thursday 17 June, the new cumulative concessions of the Lombardy Region dedicated to the purchase of a new car with low environmental impact came into force.

The funds available amount to a total of 30 million euros almost equally divided between those who had already applied for it (12 million, line A) and those who will make it in the coming weeks (18 million, line B). The call is open to residents of Lombardy (natural persons) who purchase a newly registered car (or registered after 1 January 2020 and registered in the name of a seller / dealer).

The application form must be be presented on the bandionline platform for line A "Citizens - renew cars and motorcycles 2021" in the event of a purchase already made; or on line B "Sellers - renew cars and motorcycles 2021" in the event of a purchase not yet made. Unlike the previous call, citizens who have not yet completed the purchase will not have to book their requests directly online but can contact the dealer. As regards line B, only the seller / dealer authorized to sell, as part of the call, can book the regional contribution on the bandionline portal, in the name of the beneficiary citizen through his tax code. be contextual to the demolition of a polluting car, therefore petrol Euro 0, 1 or 2 or diesel up to Euro 5, of which you have owned since January 1st 2020.

Compared to the previous call, the contributions were reduced by 50% to involve a larger audience. As with the state eco-bonus, the Lombardy regional incentive also provides for bands based on emissions. In details:

4,000 euros for zero-emission cars (pure electric or hydrogen); 2,000 euros (without radiation); 2,500 euros for cars with CO2 emissions of ≤60 g / km and NoX ≤ 85.8 mg / km (euro 6D petrol, methane, LPG or hybrid); 2,000 euros per car of Co2 ≤60 g / km and with NoX ≤ 126 mg / km (euro 6D-Temp petrol, methane, LPG or hybrid or euro 6D diesel); 2,000 euros for cars with emissions 60 1,500 euros with emissions 60 1,500 euros with emissions 110 1,000 euros with emissions 110 With the radiation of a polluting vehicle and the purchase of an electric version, an accumulation of 14 thousand euros can be obtained: 4 thousand regional euros, 8 thousand state (if available) and 2 thousand euros required by the concessionaire. Without radiation, however, the "package" stops at 9 thousand euros: 2 thousand euros of regional contributions, 5 thousand euros from the state and 2 thousand of compulsory concessionaire discount.

Using all the incentives it is therefore possible to significantly reduce the cost of list of numerous proposals; for example, the Tesla sedan, the Model 3, can be purchased at a discounted price of "just" 35,530 euros, about 14 thousand euros less than the list value. Similarly, the Fiat 500e, with all the discounts applied, can cost around 25 thousand euros.

Tesla Model 3 loses key Consumer Reports rankings

The car also was stripped of its designation as Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The moves came after Tesla announced that, as of May 1, its Model 3 and Model Y SUVs replaced the radar based system it used to detect obstacles with a camera-based system it dubbed 'Tesla Vision.'

'These will be the first Tesla vehicles to rely on camera vision and neural net processing to deliver Autopilot, full-self driving and certain active safety features,' said a statement that Tesla posted on its website. Tesla did not respond to a request for comment about the changed ratings designations.

The change in technology prompted the US federal safety regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to drop the cars' listing as having automatic braking or a front collision warning system. And that, in turn, prompted Consumer Reports to change its rating on the Model 3.

'To be considered for a Consumer Reports Top Pick, a vehicle must be recommended and have standard front collision warning and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection,' said Consumer Reports in a posting on its site. Without those features the Model 3's overall score dropped to 75 from 78, although it retained its 'recommended' status.

The Tesla Model Y—which was not a recommended vehicle—drops from 50 to 47.

Jake Fisher, senior director of Consumer Reports' Auto Test Center, said he was surprised that Tesla would do away with the radar.

'In general, more sensors are more helpful,' he told CNN. 'But I cannot make a judgment as to whether this is better or worse.'

He said it is disappointing and unusual for an automaker to drop a safety feature. 'I don't understand why they would, unless it's another reason, like parts availability,' he said.

Many automakers, including Tesla, have been struggling to get enough computer chips to build their cars.

Fisher said the change by the federal agency prompted Consumer Reports' actions, not any of its own testing.

'NHTSA only includes check marks for the technologies on a vehicle model that have been either verified by NHTSA or reported by the vehicle manufacturers as meeting NHTSA's performance criteria,' said a statement from NHTSA about its action. 'We removed the check mark because we have no test results for Tesla's recent changes.'

The IIHS said it plans to conduct tests soon on the new camera-only system, and that it is possible it will restore the rating.

'Tesla informed us directly of the changes they were planning, and we let them know we'd need to test the camera-only system before extending the Top Safety Pick+ award to vehicles with that system,' said IIHS spokesman Joseph Young. It still lists the earlier versions of the Model 3 as a Top Safety Pick+. It has no rating on the Model Y.