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Tesla slashes prices in the US and the UK

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Tesla: The financial downturn has had an influence on every element of business and has caused companies to take complicated decisions.

While the majority of businesses have been using layoffs to reduce expenses, Tesla is adopting a different strategy.

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

The news

Tesla is a business that creates and produces solar goods, energy storage devices, and electric vehicles (EVs).

Elon Musk founded the company in 2003 with the goal of accelerating the switch to renewable energy globally.

Its EVs are highly renowned for their powerful, long-range, and eye-catching designs.

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

Tesla not only makes commercial cars but also provides electric powertrain systems and parts to other automakers.

On the company’s website on Thursday, a discount was touted.


Teslas have been doing well on the market.

The company’s earnings have been steadily rising, with notably strong growth in recent years.

Global Tesla vehicle deliveries surpassed 5 million in 2020.

Since 2018, the Model 3 has been the most popular electric vehicle in every country.

It is Tesla’s most inexpensive vehicle.

Additionally, Tesla has seen exceptional sales in China and Europe.

The company also hopes to increase manufacturing and sales in new regions in the near future.

Overall, Tesla’s sales performance has been strong, solidifying its position as a dominant player in the electric vehicle industry.

However, dropping US costs may make it easier for the business to obtain more federal EV tax credits and boost both local and global sales.

The Model 3 and Model Y are presently discounted in the following European countries:

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

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The models

Depending on the vehicle’s configuration, Tesla in Germany reportedly reduced the price of the Model 3 and Model Y by anywhere between 1% to over 17%.

In terms of popularity in Germany in December 2022, the Model Y trailed the Model 3.

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

Volkswagen’s entry-level electric vehicle, the ID.3, is comparable to the Model 3 (at its reduced price).

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

Depending on the configuration, the price of Model Y decreased by roughly 19%.

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

The more premium Model S sedan and the Model X SUV with falcon wings are now more affordable in the US.

Tax credits

Electric cars may be eligible for tax incentives in the US depending on its form factor, category, efficiency, mileage range, and manufacturer’s suggested retail price.

In order to give manufacturers the chance to qualify for a $7,500 clean car tax credit, the US government postponed until March the introduction of new regulations governing the acquisition of raw materials and battery components.

As a result, EV manufacturers can continue to purchase essential parts and supplies from global suppliers and also be eligible for EV subsidies.

The final automobile assembly of EVs is exempt from requirement under the existing interim legislation for individuals who are eligible for government incentives.


Due to the current reductions, EV manufacturers will benefit from tax benefits both now and down the road.

This could annoy consumers who committed to paying more money to get new Tesla cars before the end of 2022.

After promising to accept deliveries at higher prices until the end of 2022, Tesla upset many Chinese customers by lowering the pricing of the Model 3 and Model Y.

According to Reuters, some consumers apparently protested and sought refunds.

However, Tesla is still standing.

Last month, the business offered a $7,500 discount on the Model 3 and Model Y to entice consumers to take delivery of their vehicles just before the end of the fourth quarter.

The manufacturers would also offer free Supercharging for 10,000 miles if US customers accepted.


Even with the discounts, the company reported that 439,701 vehicles were made and 405,278 vehicles were delivered in the fourth quarter.

The corporation anticipated a 50% increase in annual car deliveries; but, in the fourth quarter, both analyst forecasts and the annual goals were missed.

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

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


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