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Tesla profits dip but carbon credits revenue up, 38% of net income

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🗞️ Driving the news: Tesla's recent financial report for Q1 2024 reveals a 55% drop in profits to $1.13 billion, compared to last year, despite a slight increase in revenue from carbon credits
• The decrease in profits is attributed to aggressive price cuts and production challenges

🔭 The context: Tesla has profited significantly from selling carbon credits to other automakers needing to meet emissions standards
• This quarter, carbon credits formed 38.6% of Tesla's net income. Meanwhile, Tesla is transitioning its production to update the Model 3, impacting its financial performance

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Tesla's reliance on revenue from carbon credits underscores the ongoing importance of regulatory credits in supporting sustainable business practices within the automotive industry
• These credits help incentivize the production and adoption of electric vehicles, contributing to emissions reductions

⏭️ What's next: Tesla is focusing on the development of new products and technologies, including more affordable vehicle models expected to launch by 2025
• Despite the current financial setbacks, Tesla plans significant investments in research and development to drive future growth

💬 One quote: "Despite the challenges, our commitment to advancing electric vehicle technology remains unwavering," said Elon Musk

📈 One stat: Carbon credit revenue in Q1 2024 was $442 million, representing 38.6% of Tesla's net income

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