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Impacted by the Tariff Increase by EU, Tesla Reportedly Expects Price Hike for European Model 3

Due to the EU’s announcement of increased tariffs on Chinese-made electric vehicles, Tesla has announced that it will raise the price of the Model 3 in the European market starting in July, though the extent of the price increase has not been specified.

According to a report from CNBC, Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated on June 13th that the Model 3 price in the European market will be adjusted starting July 1st due to the EU tariffs, without revealing the specific increase.

Per a report from Reuters, the European Commission has announced that, starting July 4th, it will impose tariffs ranging from 17.4% to 38.1% on electric vehicles imported from China. The tariff rates will vary depending on the extent of government subsidies received by each automaker. This measure aims to prevent Chinese manufacturers benefiting from government subsidies from undercutting the market with cheap electric vehicles, thereby harming the EU automotive industry.

It is unclear how much of a tariff will be imposed on Tesla’s Chinese-made electric vehicles. The European Commission stated that Tesla will be subject to an individually calculated tariff rate. Whether Tesla cooperates with the EU authorities’ anti-subsidy investigation will also influence the final tariff rate applied.

Although the EU has decided to impose high tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, there are still differing opinions among various parties. The German government and automotive industry have reacted most strongly, fearing it could ignite a China-EU trade war.

Per a report from Xinhua citing sources, Tesla’s Shanghai plant is the U.S. car manufacturer’s first gigafactory outside the US, delivered 947,000 vehicles in 2023.

As per a previous report from Barron’s, German Transport Minister Volker Wissing stated that, “The European Commission’s punitive tariffs hit German companies and their top products. Cars must become cheaper through more competition, open markets and significantly better business conditions in the EU, not through trade war and market isolation.”

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