Tesla Cuts Prices up to 19%, Model X Now Qualifies for US Tax Credit

Elon Musk-run Tesla on Friday reduced prices on the Model S and X electric vehicles, with price drops of up to 19 per cent in the US.

People can buy a Model S for a base price of $74,990, $3,500 less than its earlier lowest price, or a Model X for $79,990, $8,500 less, reports Electrek.

"That puts the Model X below the SUV cap, making it eligible for the US Federal EV Tax Credit, said the report

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The "base model" now has the larger battery, with an estimated EPA range of 405 miles for the S and 348 miles for the X.

"All paint colours are now included in the base price, so you're no longer locked to a single 'standard' paint colour if you want the base price. You can choose between white, black, grey, blue, or red for free," the report mentioned.

Tesla said that a reduction in credit availability is likely to happen at the end of this year.

Plaid versions of both vehicles have also been lowered in price as well, from $108,490 earlier to $89,990.

Tesla also started taking orders for an upgraded Model 3 in China with a longer driving range that costs 259,900 yuan ($35,783), 12 per cent more expensive than the previous entry-level electric vehicle.


The new basic edition of the Model 3 can go as far as 606 kms on a single charge, 9 per cent longer than the earlier version's 556 kms.

The long-range edition of the new Model 3, which can go 713 kms on a single charge, is selling for 295,900 yuan in the country.

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