Tesla Cuts U.S. Prices Again Ahead Of 1Q Earnings Release

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla dropped the starting prices for its two top-selling models overnight, the company’s fourth price U.S. price cut this year.

The company lopped $3,000, or about 6%, off the starting prices for all three versions of the Model Y small SUV, Tesla’s top-seller.

It also cut $2,000, or about 5%, from the starting price of a version of the Model 3 small sedan.

Tesla could have cut the Model 3 prices to make more cars loaded with options eligible for the U.S. government’s $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit.

With options, some Model 3s would exceed the government’s $55,000 price limit for cars.

But some industry analysts say demand may be slowing for the company’s vehicles as more competition enters the market.

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