During the third quarter of 2022, Tesla delivered a record 343,830 automobiles
In the third quarter of 2022, Tesla delivered a record 343,830 automobiles, indicating that the Elon Musk-owned firm had recovered from a sluggish second quarter due to COVID-related production shutdowns.
According to a post on Tesla’s website, the Model S and X accounted for 18,672 of its quarterly deliveries, while the Model 3 and Y accounted for 325,158. Tesla produced 365,923 vehicles throughout the quarter, leaving around 20,000 vehicles in its inventory.
Some of these electric cars (EVs) were “in transit at the end of the quarter,” according to the carmaker, and they “have been ordered and will be delivered to consumers upon arrival at their destination.” Tesla also states that “securing car transportation capacity and at a fair rate during these peak logistical weeks” has been problematic, which is why some of the EVs have yet to be delivered.
Musk instructed staff last year to stop pushing to expand quarterly deliveries and instead concentrate on reducing transportation costs. Musk reinforced that view in a response to a Twitter user who requested Musk to elaborate on the issues Tesla encounters with vehicle transportation.
Tesla’s two-year string of record-breaking deliveries came to a stop last quarter when its Shanghai facility was forced to close due to the city’s COVID lockout limitations. The business supplied 254,695 automobiles at the time, the fewest since the third quarter of 2021. Tesla was able to ramp up production this quarter now that Shanghai is no longer under lockdown, and manufacturing at the new Gigafactories in Texas and Berlin has begun (despite a cardboard fire).
During last week’s AI Day event, Tesla said that 160,000 Tesla drivers now have access to its Full Self Driving beta, the driver-assist software that is the subject of two lawsuits. The California Department of Motor Vehicles and a Tesla owner both accuse the corporation of making false claims regarding the software’s self-driving capabilities.