A chart showing Tesla’s increase in operating margin between 2019 and early 2022, with a sharp decrease from late 2022 to present. The line is depicted as a charging cord coming out of a red and white Tesla Supercharger base.

Tesla is struggling, and the outlook for improvement isn’t thrilling anyone either

The Cybertruck is finally here, but so are serious concerns about the company’s shrinking margins.

Ben Berkley • October 23, 2023
Tesla gross profit margin

Tesla charges ahead with lower prices, sacrificing profits and shocking rivals

Elon Musk’s profit-margin tinkering is making waves across the auto industry.

Jacob Cohen • May 2, 2023

Tesla’s not-as-epic-as-expected end to the year

Macroeconomics and Musk’s Twitter purchase are to blame for the stock’s downturn.

Jacob Cohen • December 16, 2022

Tesla’s robot, explained

Elon Musk believes Tesla’s humanoid robot could be “much bigger” than its cars.

Rob Litterst • October 3, 2022

Musk says screw remote jobs

“If you don’t show up, we will assume you have resigned.”

Jacob Cohen • June 2, 2022

Elon Musk just offered to buy Twitter. Why?

Whatever comes next will surely be interesting.

Jacob Cohen • April 15, 2022

Musk in court over Tesla’s $2.6B acquisition of SolarCity

Elon Musk went to court to defend Tesla’s $2.6B acquisition of SolarCity.

Trung T. Phan • July 13, 2021

Media and talent giant Endeavor Group is going public… with an interesting board addition

The owner of talent agency WME and MMA sports league UFC is trying to go public for a second time...and it’s bringing Elon along for the ride.

Trung T. Phan • April 2, 2021

SpaceX’s rapidly expanding satellite business, explained

SpaceX is leading the way in an internet-beaming satellite space race… for now.

Jacob Cohen • March 10, 2021

The reason Apple wouldn’t acquire Tesla

Elon Musk recently said he approached Tim Cook for Apple to buy Tesla. The deal never made sense in light of Apple’s M&A strategy.

Trung T. Phan • January 4, 2021

Tesla is joining the S&P 500. Here’s the company that’s getting booted.

With Tesla joining the S&P 500 on December 21st, 2020...let’s take a look at the company it’s booting out: Aimco.

Trung T. Phan • December 14, 2020

Elon, a 25-year-old billionaire, and the great self-driving car debate

Tesla (cameras + AI) and Luminar Technologies (LIDAR) have 2 competing visions on how fully autonomous vehicles will be achieved.

Trung T. Phan • December 7, 2020

This investor made a bet that Tesla would be a $1T+ company… and it’s paying off big

ARK Invest has bet big on Tesla and other next-gen stocks, growing its assets under management nearly 100x since the end of 2016.

Trung T. Phan • October 7, 2020

When corporate flexing goes wrong

Corporations have a long history of failed flexes. We felt it was our duty to share some of the worst…

Bobby Durben • September 25, 2020

What to expect from Tesla’s Battery Day

To find out why Battery Day matters, we spoke with prominent Tesla writer Omar Qazi.

Trung T. Phan • September 22, 2020

Why Tesla’s former CTO is crazy about the battery recycling industry

With the global EV fleet set to explode over the next decade, the world needs the raw materials for batteries. Tesla’s former CTO has a solution: battery recycling.

Trung T. Phan • September 3, 2020

What exactly is Elon Musk’s Neuralink? Here are our 3 guesses.

In anticipation of Elon Musk’s Neuralink demo, we lay out the only three possible outcomes.

Bobby Durben • August 28, 2020

The Dow index got a makeover. What does it mean?

The Dow index had its biggest reshuffle in years. With Salesforce in and Exxon out, what does this all mean?

Trung T. Phan • August 27, 2020

Tesla’s discounted insurance program drives into a few early potholes

Tesla rolled out a new type of insurance for its car owners, but things didn’t go as planned.

Conor Grant • August 30, 2019

Sweet Musk: Tesla finally made a profit!

After refining its production practices, Tesla is finally profitable for one of the first times in the company's 15-year existence, and some think it could be a turning point for the company.

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 26, 2018

Elon Musk resigns, pays $20m fine in settlement with SEC

Musk and the SEC reached a settlement over the weekend that forces the founder to cough up $20m in fines and resign as the executive chairman of Tesla for the next 3 years.

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 1, 2018

Whistleblower claims drug-trafficking ring operates inside of Tesla’s Nevada factory

Tesla is in turmoil after a whistleblower alleges illegal drug trafficking connected to a Mexican cartel existed at the Nevada Gigafactory.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 20, 2018

Nikola v. Tesla: Musk’s company sued for $2B by hydrogen truck startup Nikola motors

Hydrogen-electric truck company Nikola Motors is suing Tesla for $2B, claiming their new truck causes “confusion in the market.”

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 3, 2018

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