raised the prices of the entire new Model S and Model X lineup in China by about 2 percent, following price increases for the locally produced Model 3 and Model Y three days ago.

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Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) raised the prices of both of its more expensive models by about 2 percent in China, following a price hike three days ago for two less expensive locally produced models.

Prices for the new Model S and the entire Model X lineup were raised by RMB 19,000 ($2,750) in China, the latest information from Tesla's China website shows.

The latest starting price for the dual-motor all-wheel drive Model S in China is RMB 808,900, up RMB 19,000, or 2.41 percent, from RMB 789,900 previously, information monitored by CnEVPost shows.

The latest starting price for the tri-motor all-wheel drive Model S Plaid is RMB 1,028,900, up RMB 19,000, or 1.88 percent, from RMB 1,009,900 previously.

The latest starting price for the dual-motor all-wheel drive Model X is RMB 898,900, up RMB 19,000, or 2.16 percent, from RMB 879,900.

The new starting price for the tri-motor, all-wheel drive Model X Plaid is RMB 1,058,900, up RMB 19,000, or 1.83 percent, from RMB 1,039,900.

The expected delivery dates in China for both the new Model S and the full line of Model X models are the second quarter, the same as before, information on Tesla's China website shows.

(Screenshot on May 5.)

On May 2, Tesla just raised the prices of its full lineup of Model 3 and Model Y in China, a less than 1 percent increase that means the move is more aimed at dispelling consumer wait-and-see sentiment.

Tesla has a factory in Shanghai that makes the Model 3 and Model Y, and their prices in China were all raised by 2,000 yuan at the time.

The Model S and Model X are not produced in China, and deliveries of the latest versions of these two Tesla models began in China in late March.

The company currently offers two versions of the Model 3 in China -- the rear-wheel-drive Model 3 and the dual-motor all-wheel-drive Model 3 Performance -- and three versions of the Model Y -- the entry version Model Y, Model Y Long Range, and Model Y Performance.

The two versions of the Model 3 currently start at RMB 231,900 and RMB 331,900 respectively, while the three versions of the Model Y start at RMB 263,900, RMB 313,900 and RMB 363,900 respectively.

Last month, Tesla lowered the prices of the Model 3 and the Model Y in several markets around the world, raising concerns about whether it would lower prices in China.

Tesla's move to raise the prices of all available models in China this week could help dispel some potential consumers' wait-and-see sentiment, which could benefit sales in the near term.

The electric vehicle maker delivered 76,663 vehicles in China in March and exported 12,206 from its Shanghai plant, according to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA). April figures are expected to be available within days.

($1 = RMB 6.9067)

Tesla hikes Model 3, Model Y prices slightly in China

Tesla China price changes

DateModelPrev PriceChange (RMB)%Latest Price
May 5, 2023Model S789,90019,0002.41%808,900
May 5, 2023Model S Plaid1,009,90019,0001.88%1,028,900
May 5, 2023Model X879,90019,0002.16%898,900
May 5, 2023Model X Plaid1,039,90019,0001.83%1,058,900
May 2, 2023Model 3229,900+2,0000.87%231,900
May 2, 2023Model 3 Performance329,900+2,0000.61%331,900
May 2, 2023Model Y261,900+2,0000.76%263,900
May 2, 2023Model Y Long Range311,900+2,0000.64%313,900
May 2, 2023Model Y Performance361,900+2,0000.55%363,900
Feb 17, 2023Model Y Performance359,900+2,0000.56%361,900
Feb 17, 2023Model Y Long Range309,900+2,0000.65%311,900
Feb 10, 2023Model Y259,900+2,0000.77%261,900
Jan 6, 2023Model X PlaidNewNANA1,039,900
Jan 6, 2023Model XNewNANA879,900
Jan 6, 2023Model S PlaidNewNANA1,009,900
Jan 6, 2023Model SNewNANA789,900
Jan 6, 2023Model Y Performance397,900-38,000-9.55%359,900
Jan 6, 2023Model Y Long Range357,900-48,000-13.41%309,900
Jan 6, 2023Model Y288,900-29,000-10.04%259,900
Jan 6, 2023Model 3 Performance349,900-20,000-5.72%329,900
Jan 6, 2023Model 3265,900-36,000-13.54%229,900
Oct 24, 2022Model Y Performance417,900-20,000-4.79%397,900
Oct 24, 2022Model Y Long Range394,900-37,000-9.37%357,900
Oct 24, 2022Model Y316,900-28,000-8.84%288,900
Oct 24, 2022Model 3 Performance367,900-18,000-4.89%349,900
Oct 24, 2022Model 3279,900-14,000-5.00%265,900
June 17, 2022Model Y Long Range375,900+19,0005.05%394,900
Mar 17, 2022Model Y301,840+15,0604.99%316,900
Mar 15, 2022Model Y Performance397,900+20,0005.03%417,900
Mar 15, 2022Model Y Long Range357,900+18,0005.03%375,900
Mar 15, 2022Model 3 Performance349,900+18,0005.14%367,900
Mar 15, 2022Model 3265,652+14,2485.36%279,900
Mar 10, 2022Model Y Performance387,900+10,0002.58%397,900
Mar 10, 2022Model Y Long Range347,900+10,0002.87%357,900
Mar 10, 2022Model 3 Performance339,900+10,0002.94%349,900
Dec 31, 2021Model Y280,752+21,0887.51%301,840
Dec 31, 2021Model 3255,652+10,0003.91%265,652
Nov 24, 2021Model Y276,000+4,7521.72%280,752
Nov 24, 2021Model 3250,900+4,7521.89%255,652
Nov 19, 2021Model 3235,900+15,0006.36%250,900
Oct 27, 2021Model S Long Range859,990+30,0003.49%889,990
Oct 27, 2021Model X Long Range909,990+30,0003.30%939,990
Sept 11, 2021Model Y Performance377,900+10,0002.65%387,900
Aug 4, 2021Model S Long Range829,990+30,0003.61%859,990
Aug 4, 2021Model X Long Range879,990+30,0003.41%909,990
Jul 30, 2021Model 3250,900-15,000-5.98%235,900
Jul 16, 2021Model S Long Range799,990+30,0003.75%829,990
Jul 16, 2021Model X Long Range849,990+30,0003.53%879,990
Jul 8, 2021Model YNANewNA276,000
May 8, 2021Model 3249,900+1,0000.40%250,900
Mar 24, 2021Model Y Long Range339,900+8,0002.35%347,900
Mar 24, 2021Model Y Performance369,900+8,0002.16%377,900
Jan 1, 2021Model Y Long RangeNewNANA339,900
Jan 1, 2021Model Y PerformanceNewNANA369,900
Jan 1, 2021Model 3 PerformanceNewNANA339,900
Oct 1, 2020Model 3271,600-21,700-7.99%249,900
Oct 1, 2020Model 3 Long Range344,050-34,150-9.93%309,900