Tesla reports record deliveries but shares slide
January 28, 2021 11:39 am
Tesla is led by billionaire Elon Musk. [Source: BBC]
Tesla reported record deliveries in the fourth quarter, boosted by increased demand for electric vehicles.
But its shares fell in after-hours trading after profit fell short of analyst expectations.
While many car firms were hit hard in 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic, Tesla bucked the trend.
Its shares surged nearly 700% over the year, making it the world’s most valuable carmaker.
Governments around the world have been “setting tougher targets for switching to electric vehicles”, helping to increase interest in Tesla, said Rebecca Crook, chief growth officer at digital agency Somo.