This is the original manufactured version, this year’s facelift will probably not receive such TÜV statistics until 2026.
At the same time, the Tesla Model 3 reached this rating for the first time. This is because, on the one hand, it is still a relatively young type of car, and on the other hand, only the most frequently represented models in the German vehicle fleet are included in the evaluation. This is to minimize any statistical variation.
The Tesla Model 3 finished 111th in the category of 2-3-year-old used cars with an average percentage of serious defects found of 14.7 percent. At the same time, the average in this category is 5.7 percent, and the best Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan had an average of just two percent. Even Dacia Logan, which finished penultimate, had a result more than three percent better.
The faultiness of the mentioned Tesla Model 3 is really an unpleasant surprise. Already because fewer technical areas are assessed at the MOT for electric cars. Of course, perhaps due to the absence of an exhaust system.
So far, there are relatively few electric cars in the aforementioned TÜV assessment. Nevertheless, according to the findings of this company’s technicians, these can be relatively high-quality cars. An example is the Volkswagen e-Golf, which in the same age category finished tied for fourth with an average of only 2.6 percent of detected serious defects. And it was similarly good among used cars aged 4-5 years. There he only slightly deteriorated – to sixth place. And Renault Zoe is also above average reliable with an average of 5.1 percent defects.