China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) recently released the next batch of electric vehicles eligible for the vehicle purchase tax exemption. The list included the refresh Tesla Model S and Model X.
According to the MIIT catalog, the Model S and Model X units eligible for the tax exemption have 100 kWh battery packs. The list also hints that the Plaid version of the Model S and Model X will be arriving to China soon.
The catalog includes two Model S variants: MSP2P and MSP2LR. The MSP2P variant weighs 2,183 kg and has a total range of 672 km. The MSP2LR variant weighs 2,089 kg and has a total range of 715 km. The Plaid variant would likely weigh more since it has an extra motor.
There are two variants listed for the Model X: MXP2P and MXP2LR. The MXP2P weighs 2,468 kg and has a total range of 664 km. The Long Range Model X variant weighs 2,373 kg and has a total range of 700 km.
Tesla China Model S and Model X deliveries
The Model S and Model X vehicles’ purchase tax exemption suggests that Tesla might start delivering its flagship cars in China soon.
News of the tax exemption shortly follows the sighting of the first Tesla Model S Plaid in China. Tesla China has kept mum about the Plaid’s appearance, but the MIIT tax exemption catalog hints that Model S and Model X deliveries are imminent.
Many customers have been waiting a long time for their Model S and Model X reservations. Model S and Model X deliveries in China might slightly boost Tesla’s Q4 2022 numbers, ending the year strong.