The price of an electric car made in China was reduced to 43 thousand dollars. The reason for the decrease in the price is tax breaks from the state, which the American automaker received.
Tesla representatives themselves reported the cost reduction, so this message can be considered official. The news was posted on the Weibo social network, and the price was quoted in RMB.
On January 7, 2020, the Chinese-made electric car will be released on sale in the world markets. Most likely, the good news was announced specifically on the eve of this event.
The Tesla Model 3 was originally priced at $ 50. Two factors led to the price decline. First, there are tax breaks from the Chinese government. Secondly, the decision to produce some components in China. Thus, the automaker manages to save on transportation and import of imported parts into the country.
The cost reduction is good news not only for car enthusiasts, but also for the manufacturer. Tesla Model 3 was competitive in the market before, but now it has a huge advantage over other companies.
The practice of selling Tesla vehicles made outside the United States is not new. Employees of the Shanghai plant have already received their debut models without "American citizenship". The first global sale of such electric cars will begin on January 7.