Tesla Inc’s head of China, Tom Zhu, has taken over duties for sales, service and deliveries in North America, Electrek web site reported on Monday, citing sources conversant in the matter.
Zhu’s official title stays vp in cost of Asia/Pacific, based on the report on the U.S. web site devoted to information on electrical transportation and sustainable power.
Tesla didn’t instantly reply to written requests for remark from Reuters.
Zhu and his workforce from Shanghai have been touring to Tesla vegetation in California and Texas prompting discuss amongst colleagues he’s being groomed for a much bigger position at a time when chief govt Elon Musk has been centered on his buy of Twitter, Reuters reported final month.
Beneath Zhu’s management, Tesla Shanghai rebounded strongly from lockdowns this 12 months to convey Tesla near its goal for 2022 of fifty% manufacturing progress.
The automaker on Monday reported report manufacturing and deliveries for fourth-quarter electrical autos, however it missed Wall Avenue estimates as a result of logistics issues, slowing demand, rising rates of interest and fears of recession.
Tesla’s inventory fell 65% in 2022, its worst 12 months since going public in 2010. – Reuters