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Tesla’s next-generation platform could mean ‘notably’ lower growth rate in 2024

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Tesla said in its Q4 2023 Earnings Shareholder Deck that it anticipates its growth rate for 2024 to be lower than in 2023, as it is “between two major growth waves.”

Its next-generation platform is still in development, and the company will work toward bringing it to market, but it could cost near-term growth goals.

Tesla expects to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50 percent, according to what the company said in late 2023:

“We are planning to grow production as quickly as possible in alignment with the 50% CAGR target we began guiding to in early 2021.”

Based on what it produced in 2023 at 1.8 million units, the company would ideally be aiming for about 2.7 million cars this year.

However, it told investors in its Shareholder Deck released on Wednesday that the growth rate it experienced in 2023 should be lower this year as it gears up to offer its next-generation vehicle at Gigafactory Texas.

Tesla experienced a 35 percent growth rate in production in 2023 from 2022, going from 1,369,611 million cars built to 1,845,985 this year.

However, Tesla is looking to catalyze its growth once again through a new vehicle platform, which will be more affordable and will help the company achieve more sales and production than ever before.

It recognized this with a statement in its Shareholder Deck:

“Our company is currently between two major growth waves: the first one began with the global expansion of the Model 3/Y platform and the next one we believe will be initiated by the global expansion of the next-generation vehicle platform. In 2024, our vehicle volume growth rate may be notably lower than the growth rate achieved in 2023, as our teams work on the launch of the next-generation vehicle at Gigafactory Texas.”

Tesla is working to bring the platform to market “as quickly as we can, with the plan to start production at Gigafactory Texas. This platform will revolutionize how vehicles are manufactured,” the company also stated.

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After experiencing tremendous growth through the Model 3 and Model Y platforms, Tesla has already made an attempt to revamp the all-electric sedan, which has launched globally. There are rumors that the Model Y will also receive this refresh, but it has yet to be confirmed by the company.

Reports today indicated Tesla is already in the process of preparing for the production of its next-generation vehicle. Reuters said that Tesla is already reaching out to suppliers to begin production of the next-gen vehicle in mid-2025.

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Tesla’s next-generation platform could mean ‘notably’ lower growth rate in 2024
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