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Musk’s Antics Could Cost Him $56 Billion Pay Package

Musk’s Antics Could Cost Him $56 Billion Pay Package

Elon Musk’s increasingly mercurial behavior is having a substantial impact on the Texas-based EV maker. But it may also have a serious impact on the Tesla CEO himself as shareholder resistance grows to the $50 billion pay package the automaker wants to give Musk. A key investor, and former Musk “fanboy,” voting no.

Still More Layoffs at Tesla

Still More Layoffs at Tesla

Tesla launched yet another round of layoffs this week as CEO Elon Musk struggles to compensate for slowing sales and a 55% drop in first-quarter earnings. The latest cuts mean Tesla will see total U.S. employment drop as much as 20%, according to one report, with some departments, including its Supercharger operations, eliminated entirely.

Musk Wants Shareholders to Vote – Again – on His $56 Billion Pay Plan

Musk Wants Shareholders to Vote – Again – on His $56 Billion Pay Plan

Elon Musk took a big hit to the wallet in January when a Delaware judge rejected the $56 billion payout he was awarded by Tesla. The decision, along with Tesla’s weakened stock price, briefly knocked Musk off his perch as the world’s richest man. Now, Tesla is asking its shareholders to vote again on the pay plan while proposing other changes that would make it less likely future proposals could run into legal trouble.

Hybrids, EVs Helped Prop Up March Sales – Except for Tesla

Hybrids, EVs Helped Prop Up March Sales – Except for Tesla

It’s become something of conventional wisdom that the EV market is slowing down. And there’s no question that, on a percentage basis, the growth rate for battery-electric vehicles has slowed over the last 12 months. But the market does continue to grow, Kia’s EV sales jumping 151% in March. Ironically, it was the 800-pound gorilla of the battery-electric market, Tesla, where sales fell well short of expectations.

March Auto Sales Look Strong – But Affordability Remains an Issue

March Auto Sales Look Strong – But Affordability Remains an Issue

After an uncertain start, U.S. auto sales showed solid momentum in March, with big gains by Japan’s big three and record numbers from Hyundai – which was charged up by EV demand. But Tesla posted a rare sales slid and GM lost ground during the first quarter. Meanwhile, high transaction prices continue to keep many buyers out of the market.

Tesla Raises Prices as CEO Musk’s Reputation Falls

Tesla Raises Prices as CEO Musk’s Reputation Falls

Tesla made good on previously announced plans to raise prices on its bestselling Model Y by $1,000 in the U.S. The move was revealed a few weeks ago, and now it’s been put in place. The price increase comes as new study suggests CEO Elon Musk is putting off potential buyers. Get details at Headlight.News.

Musk Wants Shareholders to Vote – Again – on His $56 Billion Pay Plan

Latest Recall Adds to Tesla’s Very, Very, Very Bad Week

Tesla will recall 200,000 EVs to address a problem with their backup camera. The latest in a series of recalls comes as the automaker faces some serious challenges, including a slowdown in sales and earnings that led to a major sell-off of stock this week, wiping out $80 billion in shareholder value. Headlight.News has more.

Tesla Sets Sales Record – But Still Misses its Target as BYD Closes the Gap

Tesla Sets Sales Record – But Still Misses its Target as BYD Closes the Gap

Tesla delivered 485,000 vehicles during the fourth quarter, bringing total sales for the year to 1.8 million, an all-time record. But the automaker fell short of the 2 million target CEO Elon Musk set early last year. And it has BYD, breathing down its neck, even though that major Chinese competitor has yet to enter the North American market.

Tesla Sales Set New Record – But Automaker Faces Major Challenges Entering 2024

Tesla Sales Set New Record – But Automaker Faces Major Challenges Entering 2024

Tesla is wrapping up 2023 with another record under its belt. But while sales hit an all-time high they still fell short of CEO Elon Musk’s ambitious forecast. And the Texas-based automaker has a growing list of problems on its plate, including mounting pressure for another recall following the one it announced two weeks ago.