Tesla Drops Prices on Models X and S as Purchase Interest Fades

May 22, 2019 | Wednesday



Tesla Inc. lessens the prices on its most expensive cars, Model X and S. That led by the growing concerns on its fading interest on the market. There are also concerns regarding the company's ability to generate cash that will pay all the bills.

On Monday, the car maker company lessens $3,000 on Model S sedan, while it lessens $2,000 on Model X SUV. In a statement, the company said that they are adjusting the prices periodically at the same time their offered option similar to other companies. Decreases offset the increase in price during the previous months while Tesla offers longer battery range and its new drive suspension and system. The company's statement doesn't state its decision are due to slowing sales.

The car maker's decision came as its stocks went under pressure. That mostly because of the investors' skeptical view on Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, and his ability to make a profit keeping the business grow. That includes the responsibility of balancing demands on its developing self-driving system, in addition, its responsibility to build new products similar to the small SUV, new roadster, and electric semi.

According to Navigant Research analyst Sam Abuelsamid, the car maker's fundamentals are shaky. However, Tesla's stock prices are driven by its story that it will do "huge things." Abuelsamid said, during the previous month's people are "recognizing" that it might not be true.

Meanwhile, Tesla's CEO Elon Musk said to his employees that the expenses are reviewed, as the company goes through a "Spartan diet." That upon loosing $702.1 million during the first quarter. All that occurred as the car maker company had difficulties in producing Model 3.

Musk also has questionable behavior at times. He's afoul action goes against the Securities and Exchange Commission as he posts significant company information through Twitter. Just last year, Musk has seen to smoke marijuana in an interview.

On Tuesday, Tesla's shares closed at $205.08. It slips more than 38 percent this year. The company's market value was cut by more than $20 billion.


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