Tesla electric car sales of new cars worldwide decline year-on-year for the first time in four years. Tesla announced on the 2nd that global new car sales for the three months from January to March this year were 386,810 units, 8.5% lower than the same period last year.

The company cited the diversion of sea transport to avoid attacks on ships by Yemen's Houthi rebels near the Red Sea, and a temporary halt in production due to a fire at a factory in Germany.