Tesla is clashing with an online retailer in China after they attempted to resell its electric cars in a group buy and now the automaker is blocking customer orders.
Last month, we reported on Yiauto, a Chinese car dealer group, announcing a group buy of discounted Tesla Model 3 vehicles on online platform Pinduoduo, which is the second largest online retailer in China after Alibaba.
The company claimed that they could sell Tesla’s China-made Model 3 vehicles at 251,800 yuan ($36,017), which is 19,750 yuan below the price listed on Tesla’s official website in China.
Tesla China has denied any involvement in this deal and therefore, it was unclear how they were providing a discount.
Nonetheless, the group buy went through and people committed to buy the Model 3 through it.
Now some buyers are apparently having issues taking delivery of their vehicles through Tesla (via South China Morning Post):
“The promotion, nonetheless, …