19 Feb Germany’s top car rental company buys 100 Tesla Model 3 EVs
Feb 19, 2019 | by Iqtidar Ali
Germany’s forward-looking car rental company ‘nextmove’ buys 100 Tesla Model 3 compact electric sedans that will add to their already sizable fleet of 350 electric vehicles. The company received the first four Model 3s yesterday and the rest of the cars are in the delivery pipeline which they plan to offer from 10 locations across Germany.
The top tier Tesla Model 3 Performance variants are the ones nextmove has currently added to their rental fleet, which will give potential customers a great experience in driving experience and luxury when they rent out these cars.
As we were talking about the Tesla Model 3 disruption in Europe yesterday, this news further strengthens the fact that the electric vehicle revolution has hit Europe with a powerful blow to Big Auto.
Interest in electric vehicles is increasing in Europe day by day as nextmove’s Managing Director Stefan Moeller expressed in a press release:
“At our driving events, most recently at the e-Niro Welcome Party at the Kia car dealership in Borsdorf, we are seeing a strong increase in interest in electric mobility,”
According to a study by the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) there were 2.2 million electric vehicles registered in 2018 alone which is a whopping 75 percent increase compared to 2017, this is the disruptive change taking place and with Model 3 entering the European and Chinese markets 2019 will be another record year for Tesla and EVs.
Jochen Rudat, Director Central Europe at Tesla, also expressed his feelings while handing over the first batch of Tesla Model 3 Performance to nextmove, he said:
We are pleased to hand over the first four Tesla Model 3s to nextmove. The rent gives potential buyers the opportunity to see for themselves the practicality and the many benefits of our affordable mid-range vehicle. In recent years, many drivers in Germany have already found their way to their own Tesla.
nextmvoe currently offers Tesla Model S, Model X, Model 3, Jaguar I-Pace, Hyundai Ioniq, Hyundai Kona, Kia e-Niro, VW e-Golf, Opel Ampera-e, BMW i3s, Renault Zoe, Renault Kangoo, smart, Nissan Leaf 2 and Nissan e-NV200 as rental electric cars and soon will add Audi e-tron, e.Go Life, Mercedes eVito, StreetScooter Work L to its growing fleet.
This new addition to nextmove’s rental fleet will excite many car enthusiasts as well who will be able to enjoy and test the Model 3 Performance on the German Autobahn, many tourists will also be able to experience the zero-emission performance vehicles and take the word back home.
This is a small but significant move in vehicle electrification in Europe, we are sure there will be bigger news coming soon from the region.
nextmove is also active on their YouTube channel experimenting with EVs, last year they attempted a hypermiling record with a Tesla Model 3 on a track only in Autopilot mode and unmanned. The team on the test track was able to churn out 622 miles (~1,000 km) in this hypermiling attempt, pretty impressive for any EV.
Video: Tesla Model 3 Hypermiling On Autopilot (Unmanned)
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