Tesla Delivers Record Number of Cars
Tesla claims to have delivered a record number of cars in the first quarter, despite supply chain issues.
In the first three months of this year, the electric carmaker claims to have delivered more than 310,000 automobiles.
That was about 70% greater than the same period the previous year.
Despite a “very challenging quarter,” including severe coronavirus laws in China, where Tesla operates a so-called “Giga factory,” CEO Elon Musk claims the company has improved.
According to numbers revealed over the weekend, Tesla delivered 310,048 cars from the beginning of this year to the end of March, up from 184,800 a year ago.
Mr. Musk tweeted, “This was an extraordinarily difficult quarter due to supply chain problems and China’s zero Covid policy.”
This was an *exceptionally* difficult quarter due to supply chain interruptions & China zero Covid policy.
Outstanding work by Tesla team & key suppliers saved the day.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 2, 2022
“The Tesla team and key suppliers rescued the day with their outstanding effort.”
Tesla’s Model 3 sedan and Model Y sedans accounted for the majority of deliveries.
Mr. Musk previously stated that the Model Y, which was released in 2019, was part of Tesla’s strategy to expand its market.
It offers a greater range per charge than the Model 3, which was released two years ago.
On April 20, the world’s most valuable carmaker will announce its entire financial results for the time.
In Shanghai, Tesla has a ‘Giga factory,’ which is a high-volume car manufacturing facility that also produces lithium-ion batteries that power the vehicles.
It was apparently closed due to a spike in coronavirus infections in the city.
According to rumors citing an internal document, Tesla did not resume production at the plant on Monday as planned.