Tesla owners protested at Tesla’s showroom this weekend in the central city of Changsha after the electric vehicle manufacturer slashed prices across its Chinese range on March. 1.

The biggest cut comes at the top of the range, with Model X variants seeing reductions of up to RMB 341,100 (just under $51,000). The Model S and Model 3 versions have price cuts of up to RMB 277,500 and RMB 44,000, respectively.

In light of these huge price gaps, some recent Tesla buyers are seeking compensation from the electric car manufacturer. One Weibo user by the handle luweijuzi said that he was aware of the price reduction only five days after receiving his Model X on Feb. 25, adding that he arguably could be considered as one of the “most unlucky” buyers of the brand. A photo posted by the user shows a banner mounted across the showroom windows of a Tesla outlet in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province. The sign reads: “Tesla cuts prices randomly, infringing customers’ legal rights.”

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Dingzhang Yu

Dingzhang is an intern reporter based in Shanghai. He is fascinated with China's tech landscapes and is also interested in data journalism. Contact him via yudingzhang.robin@gmail.com.