Tesla Model Y And Model 3 Pop Up On Cars.com, But Elon Musk Has No Knowledge About It: 'Seems Odd'

Tesla Inc.’s TSLA Model Y and Model 3 have been apparently listed on Cars.com, a departure from Elon Musk’s electric vehicle giant’s usual channels, but the tech billionaire has no idea about it. 

What Happened: On Friday, an X (formerly Twitter) user who goes by the name CarDealershipGuy posted a screenshot showing the 2023 Tesla Model Y Long Range Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive listed at $56,490 and the 2023 Tesla Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive at $40,490. 

Along with this screenshot, the user said that the listing is “unprecedented,” considering Tesla has “never sold new cars outside of its main website.” The user went on to reveal that they are an investor in Cars.com. 

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While some people in the comment section expressed skepticism about listings, others said it must be Tesla’s strategy to “inexpensively” spread the word on their true pricing. 

However, Musk, the CEO of Tesla, later conveyed his lack of awareness about the listings, saying, “First I’ve heard of this. Seems odd.”

While the original poster pointed out that the tech moguls own so many companies, including Tesla, SpaceXNeuralink, and xAI, it might be difficult for him to “know of every marketing decision,” but many on the internet were still unsure. 

Why It’s Important: Earlier this week, it was reported that Musk’s electric vehicle company recalled about 160 Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles because of incorrect airbag installation

Moreover, in September earlier this year, it was reported that Tesla reduced the prices of its inventory of Model 3 vehicles in both the U.S. and Canada. The company also adjusted the configurator prices of Model S and Model X vehicles in the U.S.

The reductions for Model S and Model X ranged from 15% to 18.8%. 

Unsurprisingly, the move elicited a negative response from the Tesla community, investors, and analysts alike.

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