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Tesla enthusiasts get good news as prices get cut

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Tesla: The economic crisis has had an impact on all aspects of business, forcing corporations to make tough decisions.

Tesla is using a different strategy while the bulk of businesses have resorted to layoffs in order to reduce expenses.

Instead, the producer of electric vehicles is lowering costs in both the US and Europe.

The news

Tesla is a corporation that designs and produces solar goods, energy storage systems, and electric cars (EVs).

Elon Musk established the business in 2003 with the goal of hastening the global switch to renewable energy.

Tesla EVs are renowned for their high performance, long-range, and stylish designs.

The Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y are some of the most well-known Tesla vehicles.

In addition to making consumer cars, Tesla also sells other manufacturers electric powertrain systems and parts.

The company’s website announced a price reduction on Thursday.


Sales of Tesla vehicles have been quite strong.

Profits have been steadily rising for the corporation, and recent years have witnessed strong growth.

Over 5 million Tesla automobiles were delivered worldwide in 2020.

Since 2018, the Model 3, Tesla’s most economical automobile, has been the most popular electric vehicle internationally.

Additionally, Tesla has had excellent sales in other regions, including China and Europe.

The company has also made plans for the foreseeable future to increase manufacturing and sales in other countries.

Overall, Tesla has performed well in terms of sales, solidifying its position as a major player in the electric car industry.

However, lowering pricing in the US might assist the business in being eligible for additional federal EV tax credits and boost both local and global sales.

Meanwhile, the following nations in Europe are offering discounts on the Model 3 and Model Y:

  • Austria
  • France
  • Germany
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • The UK

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The models

Depending on the vehicle’s configuration, Tesla in Germany reduced the cost of the Model 3 and Model Y by anywhere from 1% to over 17%, according to Reuters.

The Model Y trailed the Model 3 in popularity in Germany in December 2022.

Volkswagen and its well-known EV, the ID.4, were defeated in Germany by the American EV behemoth.

The ID.3, an entry-level EV from Volkswagen, is comparable to the Model 3 (at its reduced price).

According to TroyTeslike, an independent EV market researcher, the cost of a brand-new Tesla Model 3 in the US decreased by 6% to 14%.

Depending on the configuration, the price of the Model Y decreased to around 19%.

The Model Y is a sport utility vehicle or crossover, whereas the Model 3 is Tesla’s entry-level sedan.

The falcon-wing SUV Model X and the higher-end Model S sedan are now cheaper in the US.

Tax credits

Electric vehicles typically qualify for tax credits in the US, depending on their form factor, category, efficiency, mileage range, and manufacturer’s suggested retail price.

In order to allow manufacturers to be eligible for a $7,500 clean car tax credit, the US government postponed the introduction of new regulations regarding the procurement of raw materials and battery components until March.

As a result, EV makers may still purchase essential materials and parts from global vendors and be eligible for EV subsidies.

People who are eligible for government subsidies are exempt from the requirement to finish the final vehicle assembly of EVs in the United States under the existing interim regulations.


With the present reductions, EV manufacturers can now (and in the future) take advantage of tax incentives.

Customers who agreed to get new Tesla vehicles before the end of 2022 at higher costs are at risk of being angered by this.

After several Chinese customers promised to accept delivery at higher rates before the end of 2022, Tesla enraged them by slashing the costs of the Model 3 and Model Y.

Some consumers reportedly protested and demanded refunds, according to Reuters.

Tesla hasn’t given in yet.

To encourage consumers to take delivery of their Model 3 and Model Y vehicles by the end of the fourth quarter, the firm offered a $7,500 discount on those vehicles late last month.

In addition, the manufacturers offered US consumers free Supercharging for 10,000 miles if they consented.


Despite the reductions, the firm said that 439,701 vehicles were produced and 405,278 were delivered in the fourth quarter.

The company anticipated a 50% increase in annual car deliveries, but the fourth quarter fell short of both the forecasts of analysts and the annual target.

Tesla is now running its first US assembly facility in Fremont, California.

Additionally, it has a brand-new facility in Gruenheide, Germany, a manufacturing facility overseas in Shanghai, and a new facility in Austin, Texas.


Tesla cuts prices in the US and Europe to stoke sales after lackluster year-end deliveries