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What Tesla's Troubles Signal for the E.V. Revolution

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Electric Vehicle Transition Stalls, Tesla’s Sales Figures Fall Short #

Wall Street has been warning that the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) may be slowing down, despite government subsidies and investments by auto giants. Tesla, an industry leader, reported lower-than-expected sales figures for the first quarter, causing a nearly 5 percent drop in its stock. Tesla delivered 387,000 cars worldwide, below the estimated 443,000. This is the first year-on-year quarterly decline since 2020. The company had previously predicted slower growth this year. High interest rates, the rise of cheaper Chinese EVs, and setbacks like an alleged arson attack and shipping delays have affected Tesla’s market share. Critics blame CEO Elon Musk for his behavior, which they claim has damaged the brand.