Some Tesla buyers from Germany will have to return 4,000 euros to the state
Yesterday it became known that the German Federal Agency for Economics and Export Control (BAFA) plans to oblige some categories of Tesla buyers to return several thousand euros to the budget. This is a tax deduction of approximately 4,000 euros.
The reason is incorrect actions on the part of the company itself. They are that Tesla Inc. I tried to show that her electric cars fully meet the criteria for receiving state subsidies. In fact, according to German officials, this is not entirely true.
The money will require returning only those buyers who received subsidies issued before March 6 of this year. According to the regulator, Tesla intentionally went to lower the base cost of Model S in order to fully comply with the requirements of the program.
In Germany there is a law that allows you to receive a subsidy for the purchase of a car, if its cost does not exceed 60 thousand euros. AutoBild journalists write that Tesla called some features optional, although they are actually included in any of the packages that the user selects.
Representatives of Tesla do not agree with this opinion, claiming that the company sold cars to its customers below the price level of 60,000 euros. And not only sold, but also delivered. Thanks to this, in the spring of this year, the regulator included Model S in the list of vehicles for which a subsidy can be obtained.