Tesla to cut car prices in North America and China

By REUTERS | 27 May 2020

BEIJING: Tesla Inc said today it will cut prices of its electric vehicles in North America as the firm ramps up car production at its Fremont, California, factory after the easing of coronavirus lockdowns.

The price cut comes as demand for cars waned following state lockdowns.

It was not immediately clear by how much Tesla was cutting its prices or when the cuts would take effect.

The company’s Model S sedans will now be priced from US$79,990 (RM349,000), and its Model X sport utility vehicles from US$84,990 (RM370,000), according to its website. The cheapest Model 3 sedan will be priced at US$37,990 (RM166,000), the website said.

Tesla said it will also cut prices in China, the company’s usual practice after price adjustments in the United States.

Tesla China said in a Weibo post it will cut prices for the Model S and Model X cars it imports, but keep prices of locally-made Model 3 cars unchanged.