The automotive segment accounted for the bulk of the revenue at $10.21 billion. 354 million of that was earned by selling so-called regulatory credits to manufacturers with less environmentally friendly cars to improve their carbon footprint. Tesla’s documents for its most recent quarterly earnings highlight its operating margin, which grew to 11 percent, in addition to its record production and delivery numbers.
International demand is “robust” and production is running at the limit of available components. Because Tesla is also struggling with the global shortage of semiconductors.
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