Tesla is delaying a 3% price increase until Wednesday

Hollis Johnson/Business InsiderThe Tesla Model 3.
  • Tesla is delaying a 3% price increase on its vehicles until Wednesday, the automaker said on Tuesday.
  • The delay resulted from “unusually high volume,”the company said.
  • The price increase will now take place at midnight Wednesday.
  • The price increase applies to all vehicles except the $US35,000 version of the Model 3 sedan and the upcoming Model Y SUV.

Tesla is delaying a 3% price increase on its vehicles until Wednesday, the electric-car maker said on Tuesday.

The delay resulted from “unusually high volume,” Tesla said. The price increase will now take place at midnight on Wednesday.

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Tesla announced the 3% price increase, which applies to all vehicles except the $US35,000 version of the Model 3 sedan and the upcoming Model Y SUV, on March 10.

The price increase followed a price cut that averaged 6% across the automaker’s fleet. The price increase accompanies a partial reversal of the automaker’s decision to close or repurpose many of its retail stores in an effort to shift sales online and cut costs.

“We have decided to keep significantly more stores open than previously announced as we continue to evaluate them over the course of several months,” the company said on its website. “As a result of keeping significantly more stores open, Tesla will need to raise vehicle prices by about 3% on average worldwide.”

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