Rumors of a Tesla price cut are back.

  On September 30, Tesla responded to the surging news reporter on the report that Tesla’s domestic models were about to drop significantly in price, saying, “Rumours, false news.” Tesla’s official customer service also stated that it has not received relevant reports. Notice.

  Earlier in the day, there were media reports that Tesla's domestic models, Model 3 and Model Y, would undergo significant price cuts.

A source said that Tesla’s main sales model in China, the Model Y, is expected to cut prices by up to 40,000 yuan, and the starting price of the Model Y rear-wheel drive model may eventually drop to 270,000-290,000 yuan.

  The official website shows that the current Tesla Model 3 rear-wheel drive version is priced at 279,900 yuan, the high-performance version is priced at 367,900 yuan; the Model Y rear-wheel drive version is priced at 316,900 yuan, and the long-range version is priced at 394,900 yuan. The performance version is priced at 417,900 yuan.

  Among them, the model that can be picked up the fastest is the Model Y rear-wheel drive version, and the delivery cycle is only 1-4 weeks.

The delivery cycle of Model 3 and other versions of Model Y also starts in one week, and the delivery speed has been greatly improved compared with the previous one. Just about two weeks ago, the delivery cycle of these models started in six weeks.

  Recently, there have been many rumors about Tesla's price cuts in the market.

  On September 16, the surging news reporter learned from Tesla that for car owners who have finished picking up their cars from September 16 to September 30, if they choose to buy insurance in the Tesla store, they can enjoy an insurance subsidy of 8,000 yuan. Subsidies can be directly used to reduce car prices.

The campaign targets all domestic Tesla Model 3 and Model Y new cars, with a subsidy price of 8,000 yuan.

  The "disguised price reduction" news is seen as a foreshadowing of Tesla's future price reductions. Many people believe that Tesla will start a real model price reduction in October after the end of the subsidy campaign.

  On the other hand, with the completion of the transformation and upgrading of the production line of Tesla's Shanghai factory in July, the pickup cycle of Tesla's Model 3 and Model Y models in the Chinese market has been greatly shortened.

Based on this prediction, many industry insiders predict that Tesla China will usher in a long-lost price cut.

  According to a recent report by Reuters, Tesla plans to keep its Shanghai factory at around 93% capacity and produce 20,500 vehicles a week for the rest of the year.

This is a rare move, and Tesla has kept the Shanghai factory running at full capacity since production began in late 2019.

  In the middle of this year, Tesla upgraded production capacity at the Shanghai plant, increasing weekly output by 30% to a maximum of 22,000 vehicles.

The second quarter financial report shows that Tesla’s Shanghai plant has an annual production capacity of more than 750,000 vehicles, making it Tesla’s current Gigafactory with the highest production capacity.

  According to data from the Passenger Federation, Tesla’s total sales in August reached 76,965 vehicles.

Among them, 42,463 were exported and 34,502 were sold in the domestic market.

The Model Y also set a monthly sales record of 62,169 units in August, an increase of 295% month-on-month and a year-on-year increase of 261%.

From January to August this year, Tesla’s Shanghai plant has completed sales of nearly 400,000 vehicles, which is close to its 2021 full-year delivery of 484,000 vehicles.