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Tesla Reverses Course on Store Closures, Raises Prices to Compensate

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Russell Knight | 12 March, 2019, 04:51

"To backtrack from the online only strategy to us is a sign that may indicate Tesla did not see a positive reaction to orders post the announcement".

Tesla now claims it will only be closing stores that it would have already meant to close, no matter what.

Ten days after Tesla said that it would close nearly all of its stores, the carmaker has reversed its decision and will be raising the price of its electric vehicles instead.

Over the past two weeks we have been closely evaluating every single Tesla retail location, and we have chose to keep significantly more stores open than previously announced as we continue to evaluate them over the course of several months. As a result, it is increasing the price of the more expensive Model 3, as well as the Model S and Model X. The price of the $35,000 Model 3 will not be affected. The company also announced that it would be closing almost all of its stores and that the Model S and Model X would also see some slight price reductions.

Tesla says the move will allow it to keep open more of its Tesla stores than previously planned.

Despite this possible reprieve for the thousands of retail workers at Tesla, Musk's email and the blog post state that sales will remain online only, and that the stores will exist just to show people how to order a auto "on their phone in a few minutes".

Last month, the electric-car maker announced it was shifting to online-only sales and closing most of its 378 retail stores. To pay for this, the EV maker is raising the price of its cars by about 3 percent on average worldwide on March 18. There won't be a price increase to the US$35,000 Model 3.

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Tesla has walked back on its decision to close most of its stores in order to save costs, announced two weeks ago.

"Most Tesla cars are already pitched towards the higher end of the market, where buyers are less price sensitive".

Anyone who was considering buying a in the near future has only one week to lock in the current pricing.

Its launch date was announced last week by Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk following the warmly welcomed, $US35,000 ($A49,750 at today's rates) base model of the all-electric Model 3 sedan.

"A few stores in high visibility locations that were closed due to low throughput will be reopened, but with a smaller Tesla crew", the company said". The 7-day/1,000 mile test drive policy will still apply as well, though test drives will still be available in stores.

Tesla also announced Monday that it has purchased car-hauling trucks and trailers from a California company in a stock deal worth about $14.2 million.

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