The first quarter of 2022 for Tesla closed with a new record. The American carmaker, in fact, has announced that it will having delivered 310,048 electric cars. The previous record of deliveries was achieved in the last quarter of 2021 with 308,650 vehicles delivered. In a difficult quarter between supply chain problems and the closure of the Chinese Gigafactory for Covid, the American manufacturer still managed to achieve its new all-time record for deliveries.
In the first quarter, we produced over 305,000 vehicles and delivered over 310,000 vehicles, despite continuing supply chain challenges and plant closures.
In the first quarter of 2022 305,407 cars were built. Tesla, therefore, produced slightly fewer cars than in the last quarter of 2021. However, the manufacturer had sufficient stocks of cars to still be able to break the delivery record. The results are even more impressive when we compare them to those of the same period last year (Q1 2021) when Tesla had produced 180,338 vehicles and delivered 184,800 cars.
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
Probably, Tesla would have achieved a better result in terms of production if he had not had to interrupt the activities inside the Gigafactory in Shanghai a couple of times due to the increase in contagion of the dangerous virus.
Going even more specifically, these are the numbers for the first quarter of 2022.
- Model S / X: 14,218 cars produced
- Model 3 / Y: 291,189 cars produced
- Total: 305,407 cars produced
- Model S / X: 14,724 cars delivered
- Model 3 / Y: 295,324 cars delivered
- Total: 310,048 cars delivered
As usual, Tesla does not provide specific data for each individual model. The numbers for the next quarter will be very interesting. THE problems with the Shanghai Gigafatory they are not finished and therefore could still influence the production of cars. At the same time, the Gigafactories in Germany and Texas are coming into operation, which during the quarter could begin to make a first important contribution to the production of the American car manufacturer.
First, however, will come the financial data for the first quarter of 2022.