Tesla Inc has slashed prices on its Model 3 electric car in China.
According to the California-based electric carmaker's Chinese website, prices of certain Model 3 cars were cut by up to 7.6 percent. The starting price for a Model 3 in China now is 499,000 yuan (72,000 U.S. dollars).
It was the third time in the last two months that Tesla has adjusted its prices in China. In November, the company cut the prices of its Model X and Model S cars by 12 to 26 percent.
Tesla at the time said it was "absorbing a significant part of the tariff to help make cars more affordable for customers in China."
Earlier this month, Tesla cut prices on its Model S and Model X after China's finance ministry said it would suspend additional tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts for three months from January, lowering the cost of importing U.S.-produced Tesla cars into China for sale.