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Tesla has lowered the price of its Model 3 to $42,900. Elon Musk said via Twitter on Wednesday that the vehicle comes to $35,000 after tax credits and fuel savings.  It's one step closer to the originally promised base price of $35,000 before any kind of credit and fuel savings.  In January, a tax credit available to Tesla buyers was cut in half to $3,750 from $7,500. Tesla has lowered the price of the Model 3 to $42,900 — or $35,000 after tax credits — CEO Elon Musk announced early Wednesday. It’s still not the base-model price point originally announced by Tesla when it first unveiled the Model 3, but is a step in that direction. The standard battery is still four to six months away, according to the company's website. Read More: Tesla launched a new store on Amazon where it's selling iPhone cases, hoodies, and mugs "We’re doing everything we can to get there," Musk tweeted about the $35,000 base price without credits. "It’s a super hard grind." We’re doing everything we can to get there. It’s a super hard grind. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 6, 2019 In January, the tax credit available to Tesla buyers was slashed in half, from $7,500 to $3,750, after it passed the program's threshold of 200,000 vehicles sold. Earlier in February, Tesla announced that it had launched the Model 3 in China, where it is in the process of building a second Gigafactory. It also said a cheaper version of the Model 3 was on the way for Chinese buyers. Shares of Tesla sank about 0.6% in early trading Wednesday after closing up 2.7% on Tuesday. Now read:  Tesla is buying the battery-maker Maxwell Technologies Tesla is shutting down its popular referral program — and some owners are not happy about it Elon Musk said Tesla cars will likely drive without human assistance by the end of 2019 SEE ALSO: Tesla launched a new store on Amazon where it's selling iPhone cases, hoodies, and mugs Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Porsche's factory in Germany manufactures over 160,000 vehicles per year. Take a look inside.