The latest batch of electric vehicles that qualify for the vehicle purchase tax exemption was just released by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) through its website, in which the Model S and Model X from Tesla were included.
Drive Tesla Canada reported that there are two versions of the Model S and Model X, hinting that the Long Range (LR) and Plaid models would soon be available in China. At the time of publication, Tesla China had not updated their website with prices for either model. Additionally, there are no projected delivery dates.
According to Teslarati, MSP2P and MSP2LR are the two Model S variations. The MSP2P variant has a 672 km overall range and weighs 2,183 kg. Meanwhile, The MSP2LR variant weighs 2,089 kg and has a 715 km overall range. Given that it contains an additional motor, the Plaid variant probably weighs more.
The report also specified that the Model X has two listed variants: MXP2P and MXP2LR. The MXP2P is 2,468 kg heavy and has a 664 km overall range. On the other hand, the Long Range Model X weighs 2,373 kg and has a 700 km overall range.
In retrospect, CEO Elon Musk claimed that the updated Model S/X would “probably” debut in China in March 2022, less than a year ago. This implies that the launching of the Model S/X was later than anticipated.
Notably, a day after the first Model S Plaid was sighted at a Supercharger in China, the two electric vehicles were added to China’s list of exempted automobiles.
Furthermore, the lack of ultrasonic sensors—a modification Tesla only announced last week—indicated that the Plaid was a brand-new construction.
This purchase tax exemption will now last through the end of 2023, according to a recent announcement from China’s MIIT.
Reservations for the Model S and Model X have kept many consumers waiting for a long time. Remarkably, Tesla could end the year strong in Q4 2022 owing to Model S and Model X deliveries in China.