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Tesla Faces 9% Revenue Decrease in First Half of 2024, Raises Concerns for Elon Musk’s Vision and Strategy

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Tesla Faces 9% Revenue Decrease in First Half of 2024, Raises Concerns for Elon Musk’s Vision and Strategy

Tesla Reports 9% Decrease in Revenue for First Half of 2024

Tesla, the electric vehicle maker based in Austin, Texas, has reported a significant 9% drop in revenue during the first half of 2024, compared to the same period the previous year, falling short of analyst estimates. This marks the most substantial revenue decline since 2012 for the company, intensifying pressure on executive director Elon Musk to clarify Tesla’s future vision and strategy.

The decrease in revenue can be attributed to a nearly 9% decline in global sales and price cuts on its vehicles, impacting both revenue and profit margins. Tesla’s net income also fell 55% to $1.13 billion, or 34 cents per share, from $2.51 billion, or 73 cents per share, a year ago.

Tesla’s automotive revenue saw a 13% annual decrease to $17.34 billion in the first three months of 2024, with a decline in vehicles delivered year-over-year during the first quarter. The company’s gross profit margin fell to 17.4%, down from 19.3% a year ago, due to increased direct expenses associated with manufacturing its products.

The company faced challenges including an arson attack at its plant in Germany and downtime at its factories to update the Model 3 sedan. Tesla recently adjusted prices of its Full Self Driving software and applied price cuts to certain vehicle models.

Despite these challenges, Tesla has continued to advance manufacturing and delivery numbers. The company announced workforce cuts and witnessed the departure of a senior vice president. Musk, the CEO, has projected a new vision for future growth, focusing on the launch of a fully autonomous vehicle known as a “robotaxi.”

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With ongoing challenges and changes in the company, stakeholders and investors are keen to see how Tesla navigates through this period and implements its visionary plans for the future.

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