I think Elon has repeatedly said no. But I feel like at some point if tesl pays a dividend it both helps his plan to colonize space and maintain control of Tesla.
Elon has said no. In the foreseeable future.
Sometimes he says 5 years is the foreseeable future. Sometimes 10 years.
The chances of getting a second Elon after he retires/dies to intelligently invest $1T + in profits per year are low.
The chances global governments being ok with Tesla controlling an ever increasing share of GDP is also low. 10% 20% 50% 90%?