Tesla delivered more than 310,000 vehicles despite exceptional difficulties

Although it is already April 2022, there is still talk of shortages and factories being closed due to COVID-19. And Tesla is one of the companies that must manage these difficulties.

According to Elon Musk, the first quarter was an “exceptionally” difficult quarter for the company due to supply chain disruptions and factory shutdowns in China due to the pandemic. The Shanghai factory had been closed in mid-May for two days, and today it is closed again due to the coronavirus.

“The exceptional work of the Tesla team and the main suppliers saved the day”also wrote the Tesla boss.

Tesla reports good quarter despite chip shortages and factory shutdowns in China (due to COVID-19)

But despite these difficulties, Tesla has increased its deliveries. “In the first quarter, we produced over 305,000 vehicles and delivered over 310,000 vehicles, despite ongoing supply chain challenges and plant closures”reads a statement released by the company. The company will release details of its first-quarter financial results on April 20.

Tesla exceeded 308,600 vehicles delivered in the last quarter of 2021. And the increase is even greater year-on-year since in the first quarter of 2021, Elon Musk’s company had delivered nearly 185,000 vehicles.

Of the more than 310,000 vehicles delivered by Tesla in the first quarter of 2022, 295,324 were Model 3 and Y, while 14,724 were Model S and X. This news comes as Tesla has just opened a factory in Germany , which could compensate for production problems related to COVID-19 in China. In addition, Tesla is also organizing a “cyber rodeo” this April for the opening of a factory in Austin, Texas.

While the industry is still struggling, the indicators are green for Tesla

In any case, as the New York Times notes, the announcement of this increase in Tesla vehicle deliveries goes against the trends of the industry, which is still struggling with shortages of electronic chips. And moreover, while Tesla had delivered just under a million electric vehicles in 2021, the company is now on track to deliver 2 million in 2022.

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