Tesla close to Model 3 approval for Europe: orders in Italy are open
Tesla has not yet obtained approval from European authorities to start selling Model 3 in the old Continent, even though the Italian branch has opened orders stating that deliveries will start in March, simultaneously with China. The Model 3 has already obtained approval for safety, noise, environmental and production requirements through the Dutch regulator RDW, and according to the rules of the European Union, once a new vehicle is certified by a national authority, the approval can be extended to all trade within the Community. For this reason the company, which has worked in strictly collaboration with the various national authorities, expects to receive the various certifications in the coming days, at the return of the staff of the various institutions from the Christmas holidays. "We are thrilled to bring the Model 3 to Europe and China earlier this year, as the market for mid-size premium sedans in those regions is larger than in North America," said Musk.