Tesla's Model 3 was approved by the Netherlands Vehicles Authority (RDW), the regulatory body charged with approving and licensing vehicles and auto parts, data published on its website revealed. Deliveries should begin in February for long-range battery versions.
European buyers were cleared to receive deliveries of Tesla's flagship 'budget-friendly' Model 3, which sell for €58,800 (£51,733 or $66,800) compared to the more expensive Models S at roughly €89,000 (£78,320 or $101,124)
— Tesla (@Tesla) January 21, 2019
Tesla has seen a wave of troubles over recent years after CEO Elon Musk tweeted comments, sparking an FBI probe on allegations he had defrauded shareholders. US President Donald Trump also ended a federal programme of $7,500 in federal tax credits to eco-friendly car buyers, leaving 3,000 overstocked Model 3s in the company's US inventories. The automaker also had to slash its full-time staff by seven percent in order to reduce costs on Model 3 production, Elon Musk said in an email published on 18 January.
World’s largest underground Tesla Supercharger Station in Shanghai with 50 Stall. I was lucky enough to be the very first Tesla owner to charge at this magnificent station. #Tesla #TeslaChina #Supercharger #Shanghai pic.twitter.com/8dLExPJe4x— JayinShanghai (@ShanghaiJayin) January 12, 2019
Tesla has also moved some production to Shanghai due to the ongoing China-US trade, where President Trump slapped Beijing with 25 percent import tariffs on steel and 10 percent on aluminium in Spring 2018, prompting Beijing to reciprocate with matching tariffs on US imports.