Electric car maker Tesla once again set a delivery record. Despite supply chain issues, more cars were delivered in the first quarter of 2022 than in the last quarter of 2021.
TDespite global supply chain problems, electric car maker Tesla set another record for delivery in the first quarter of 2022.
The company, led by American billionaire Elon Musk, brought 310,048 cars to customers in the first three months of the year, the company announced Saturday (local time). This was about 1,500 more than in the last quarter of 2021, when 308,600 vehicles were delivered. This was also a delivery record. Tesla delivered 936,000 good cars in 2021, an 87 percent increase over 2020.
The leader in car electrification wants to maintain an annual increase in deliveries of at least 50 percent over the long term. The new factories in Gruenheide near Berlin and Texas must create the capacity for it.
Model 3 and Model Y compact cars continue to be the foundation of Tesla’s business. More than 295,300 of these vehicles were delivered in the first quarter, Tesla announced. The more expensive and larger Model S and Model X cars made up more than 14,700 of the surviving cars.
After two years of well-built construction, the group’s first European electric car factory outside Berlin opened two weeks ago. The Federal Government and the State of Brandenburg celebrate the project with an investment of about five billion euros as a sign. In the first phase, 12,000 employees will produce 500,000 cars annually. The plant is the latest of Tesla’s five production sites in the United States, China and now in Germany.