Published on May 2nd, 2024 | by Sounder Rajen


Another Round Of Tesla Layoffs Reported This Week

Can the latest round of Tesla staff downsizing help the brand stay afloat?

Elon Musk’s decisive actions within Tesla are indicative of a company undergoing significant restructuring. The tech mogul has reportedly ousted two senior executives and is preparing for broader layoffs in response to declining sales and what he perceives as inadequate progress in streamlining operations. 

The report from The Information, citing an email from Musk to senior management, sheds light on the CEO’s discontent and his proactive measures to address it. According to the report, Rebecca Tinucci, a key figure in Tesla’s Supercharger business, and Daniel Ho, head of the new vehicles program, are among those exiting the company. 

Moreover, this departure isn’t limited to just the individuals. Musk apparently intends to dismiss all employees under Tinucci and Ho, including approximately 500 workers within the Supercharger group. The fate of Ho’s team remains unspecified in terms of numbers. So will this new wave of layoffs actually help or hurt the brand in the long run?

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Furthermore, Tesla’s public policy division, headed by former executive Rohan Patel, is slated for dissolution. Musk’s email emphasised the imperative for stringent cost-cutting measures, urging a resolute approach from the executive team. While some are reportedly aligned with this vision, there appears to be a gap in commitment among others.

Tesla’s workforce also stood at 140,473 employees globally by the end of 2023, a figure that might undergo significant reduction in the wake of these developments. However, the company refrained from immediate comment when approached by Reuters.


On top of that, Ho and Tinucci, with their respective tenures dating back to 2013 and 2018, have been instrumental in various aspects of Tesla’s operations, as per their LinkedIn profiles. Their departures mark another chapter in the company’s evolving leadership landscape, following recent exits including those of Rohan Patel and battery development chief Drew Baglino.

This restructuring comes at a critical time for Tesla too, as the brand grapples with declining sales amidst an escalating price war within the electric vehicle (EV) market. The company’s quarterly revenue witnessed its first dip since 2020, underscoring the urgency for strategic realignment.

In the midst of these challenges, Musk’s recent visit to China signifies efforts to bolster the brand’s presence in a pivotal market amidst the intensifying EV price competition. This excursion follows the cancellation of a planned trip to India due to pressing obligations, highlighting the dynamic landscape in which Tesla operates globally.


We got all this from Reuters and their full article is linked here. Thank you Reuters for the information and images.

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