This year, it was a rare month without raising the price of Tesla electric vehicles, although Ilon Mask's head did not get tired of repeating that the company was saving some money for the future, and if their cost was stabilized, the price of the electric vehicles could be reduced. In the meantime, unofficial sources claim that the price of Tesla would rise by another US$ 1 or 2,000 in September.
This is reported by DigitalTimes, while explaining that Tesla is actively increasing electric vehicle production not only in Shanghai but also in Texas as well as in Berlin. The latest electricity problems in the Chinese province of Sichuan, where many suppliers of car components are working, are not particularly hampered. With regard to the supply of semi-conductor chips from Tesla during the crisis, there are sufficient alternative sources, so it is flexible in the changing environment and continues to expand production.
However, the increased cost of purchasing car components will still make Tesla think about raising the price of their electric vehicles by $1,000 or $2,000 in September, as the Taiwanese sources explain. The good news for the entire automobile market is the willingness of contract chip manufacturers to shift to their production some of the lines that were involved in the manufacture of chips for the consumer electronics segment, which is now experiencing a decline in demand.
This week, it became known that in the secondary market for electric vehicles, prices rose by an average of one and a half times over the past 12 months, specifically for Tesla products, by 19.2% on average, while flagship saddles rose by 27.5%, some of which were caused by a sharp increase in the demand for electric vehicles, but also by the market for minerals for traction batteries, which is bound to increase in cost.