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Tesla shares plummet due to delivery and production failures

Byeditor

Apr 3, 2024

Tesla’s shares took a hit on Wall Street, dropping 6% after the carmaker reported lower vehicle deliveries in the first quarter of the year compared to expectations. The company delivered 386,810 vehicles, falling short of the analysts’ estimated 457,000. Production also decreased by 8.5% to 433,371 cars. Tesla attributed the decline in volumes to production challenges with the new version of the Model 3 at its Fremont plant in California, as well as delivery issues related to conflicts in the Red Sea and a sabotage incident at its German factory.

Analysts at Wedbush described the first quarter as “disastrous” and stated that it was difficult to explain the extent of the negative impact on Tesla’s market performance. In efforts to improve affordability amid rising interest rates and inflation, Tesla had previously implemented price cuts in the U.S. However, in mid-March, the company announced a $1,000 increase in Model Y prices effective April 1st.

The challenges faced by Tesla in the first quarter have raised concerns among investors and analysts, leading to a significant drop in the company’s stock value. The impact of external factors such as geopolitical conflicts and production disruptions have highlighted the vulnerability of Tesla’s operations to unforeseen events. Investors will be closely monitoring how Tesla addresses these challenges and bounces back in the following quarters to regain market confidence.

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