Tesla cuts prices on models sold in the US: report
Tesla cut prices on models in China a week ago after sales in that country plunged in December
Tesla's recent round of price cuts now involves vehicles sold in the U.S.
The electric automaker has reportedly cut prices on some models by nearly 20%, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The move is seen as a way to grab new buyers at a time Wall Street is concerned appetite for the vehicles is weakening.
The cuts are likely to allow some buyers to qualify for a $7,500 U.S. government tax credit.
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Elon Musk's car company slashed the price of its baseline Model Y crossover by almost 20% to $52,990. That puts the vehicle below a $55,000 cap, making it eligible for the tax incentive.
A 14% cut brings the price of a high-performance version of its Model 3 sedan to $53,990, also putting it under the cap.
The Model 3 and Model Y are Tesla’s bestselling vehicles.
The company also lowered prices for its Model S luxury sedans and Model X sport-utility vehicles.
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FOX Business has reached out to Tesla for comment.
Tesla cut prices on vehicles in China a week ago, after sales there plunged in December.
Musk suggested last month that the higher interest-rate environment was hurting demand.
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Tesla delivered about 1.31 million vehicles last year, up roughly 40% from 2021, but short of the company's target of 50% or more.
Shares of Tesla fell about 65% in 2022.