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Bad publicity for Tesla. According to the press agency Bloomberg, the German car rental brand Sixt plans to gradually eliminate Tesla models from its vehicle fleet until it gets rid of them completely. The price of Tesla is at issue in this matter.
A problematic pricing policy
It’s simple, the fact that the Californian manufacturer regularly lowers the prices of its models has had a direct impact on the residual value. This policy, which allowed Tesla to break sales records, means that the price of sold models before any reduction is de facto revised downwards. This is not good for the economic equation for Sixt. A position shared by the concurrent Hertz which, during its presentation of quarterly results last October, said it had missed its objective for the same reasons.
Repair costs too high
Added to this is another factor. The Sixt company would have clarified in an email that Bloomberg News was able to read that the higher repair costs of electric models would also have had an impact on its decision. Here too, Hertz has decided to scale back its Tesla fleet for the same reason, as we announced to you at the beginning of November. According to its managing director Stephen Scherr, a frontal impact costs twice as much for the company with an electric vehicle as with a thermal model.
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To sum up
According to Bloomberg, Sixt is considering selling Teslas from its rental car fleet, for cost reasons. Explanations.
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