2022 was biggest year yet for the EV giants Tesla with vehicle deliveries growing an impressive 40% on the previous year whilst production increased 47% to 1.37 million.
The Model 3 and Model Y are now regular sights on Irish roads, despite the significant challenges faced by the industry over the last year. It certainly looks like that trend will continue in 2023. With their increasing vehicle production and the associated economies of scale, mean that Tesla are one of the very few carmakers that are now able to reduce the price of some of their offerings.
In Ireland, the Model 3 now starts from €44,990 whilst the Model Y range now starts from €46,990. The upshot of this is that the Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive, Model 3 Long Range, Model Y Rear-Wheel Drive and Model Y Long Range all now qualify for the SEAI plug-in grant worth up to an additional €5,000.
Furthermore, Tesla can also celebrate the fact that the Model Y has been awarded the Euro NCAP’s Best In Class Small Off-Road car. The Model S which also received a 5-Star safety rating in November took home the award for Best In Class in both Executive and Pure Electric categories.
Both Model S and Model Y earned the highest score that Euro NCAP awarded in their 2020/2022 protocols at 92%.