Musk Sees Inflation Easing, Citing Tesla’s Costs Coming Down

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc. and the world’s richest person, said he sees signs the global economy is “past peak inflation.”

Speaking at the electric-vehicle maker’s annual shareholder meeting, Musk said Tesla’s commodity and component costs are trending downward over the next six months. He also reiterated that he expects a mild recession that could last 18 months.

“The trend is down, which suggests we are past peak inflation,” Musk said at Tesla’s Austin headquarters and factory. “I think inflation is going to drop rapidly” at some point in the future, he said.