This raised questions about its profit margins among market observers.
The actions follow a nearly third drop in sales of China-built Tesla automobiles from June to July.
It was the carmaker's first month-on-month decline since December.
To get ready for the launch of a redesigned Model 3, Tesla temporarily halted certain production.
In contrast to competitor BYD, July's figures were low.
Sales increased last month for the Chinese automaker.
Tesla shares were down over 2% early Wednesday.
Early on, Tesla stock was down more than 2%.