The hits keep coming for Tesla. The electric carmaker was already dealing with Bloomberg reporting that China will impose new tariffs on American products including automobiles.following a fatal crash as well as Model 3 , but yet another gut punch comes with
Previously, US-built vehicles brought into China were hit with a 25 percent import duty, but under the new regulations an additional 25 percent would be piled on. With a 50 percent tariff in place, the price tag for American-made vehicles would likely be pushed out of reach for a large part of the Chinese car-buying public.
The new Chinese tariffs on American goods comes after the US imposed itsfor steel and aluminum coming into America.
This is bad news for the Michigan-built, which is China's best selling sports car, and BMW's , , and lineups that are assembled in Spartanburg, South Carolina for worldwide export. However, it's particularly bad for Tesla who builds its entire vehicle portfolio that includes the sedan, sedan and in California.
A Tesla spokesperson declined to comment for this story.
Previously, Tesla CEO Elon Musk to President Donald Trump over Twitter in early March to work on equal and fair trade rules between the US and China for cars. At the time, Musk noted the tenfold difference between the 25 percent import duties for American cars going to China, while Chinese cars coming to the US only levied a 2.5 percent tariff.
We can probably guess how Musk feels about China's new tariffs.