Tesla raises prices of EVs as supply chain worsens

The crisis in Russia and Ukraine has led to key materials in EV production rising by up to 250%

Big Zero Report 2022

Tesla has increased the prices of its cars, as supply chain issues worsen following the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

Its cheapest electric vehicle (EV) in China and the US is now $47,000 (£35,900), which marks the second rise in price in less than a week.

CEO Elon Musk revealed prices of raw materials and logistics had hiked due to the war, stating this as the reason for its cars jumping up in price.

The materials used in EV production including nickel, aluminium, palladium and lithium have soared in price, as supplies have become strained with ongoing sanctions.

Last week nickel hiked by 250%, which has impacted all EV production, not just Tesla.

Despite rises in price, Tesla is seeing sales climb in the US, as petrol prices have reached record levels.

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