Elon Musk’s electric car company has provided numbers for deliveries and production. The numbers are above all expectations.
Analysts predicted in advance that delivery numbers would reach 220,900 electric vehicles, according to CNBC. Other estimates, compiled by Bloomberg, set expectations for 224,000 vehicle deliveries in the quarter.
Delivery numbers are important, because they are Tesla’s best approach to sales numbers, and thus how the company operates.
New production record
The company also produced 237,823 cars in the third quarter. It’s a new production record.
Of these, 228,882 were in the Model 3 or Y, while nearly 9,000 were in the Model S and X.
In the second quarter, Tesla delivered 201,250 cars.
Tesla now produces electric cars in Shanghai and at US factories in Fremont, California, while the company continues to produce batteries in Reno, Nevada.
In the third quarter, Tesla also began importing lithium batteries from China, which are used in the Tesla Model 3 for US customers, according to Reuters.
I had to suspend production
In the letter, the company wrote that it thanks customers for their “patience” after delivery challenges.
Earlier this year, the Tesla plant in the US was forced to suspend production due to a shortage of so-called semiconductors.
The shortage has affected many companies, both abroad and here at home. The Tesla boss is hoping for a quick solution to the chip crisis.
I think the semiconductor shortage is a short-term, short-term problem, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said. In an interview at the Italian conference TechWeek last week.
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