(AOF) – Tesla CEO Elon Musk has denied a Reuters report that the electric vehicle maker was considering exporting its Chinese-made cars to the United States. He said simply “False” in response to a Reuters dispatch: “Tesla plans to export Chinese-made electric vehicles to the United States.” So far, Tesla cars sold in North America have been built at its plants in California and Texas.
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A paradoxical performance
Data from EY highlights that the performance of the world’s top 16 manufacturers was particularly strong in 2021. While the average margin has fallen for three years in a row, from 6.3% in 2017 to just 3.5% in 2020 , this margin stood at 8.5% in 2021. This level is a record for ten years. However, the context was particularly hectic for manufacturers, faced with unprecedented shortages of components. Global sales fell 14% in 2020, the year of the health crisis, to rebound by only 5% in 2021. However, last year, players were able to reap the benefits of their efforts on their fixed cost structure. .