Tesla delivered 201,250 vehicles in the second quarter of 2021, achieving a new record for the company, but still slightly short of Wall Street expectations. Elon Musk’s company produced 206,421 vehicles over the same period.
Of all the cars produced by Tesla during the quarter, the vast majority with 204,081 were Model 3 and Model Y vehicles. In addition, Tesla also produced 2,340 Model S and Model X vehicles, though the company did not specify how many Model S sedans were the top Plaid variant that was just starting to reach customers.
Earlier last month, Tesla held a delivery event for the redesigned Model S, which includes a new drive-train, more horsepower, a new landscape display and steering wheel and more range.
Second-quarter delivery numbers recorded a new record for Tesla and broke the previous quarter’s record, when Tesla delivered nearly 185,000 vehicles. Tesla has increased its production capacity, including building new factories in Texas and Germany, and CEO Elon Musk’s goal of delivering 500,000 cars in 2020 has not been achieved.
Tesla does not analyze deliveries by region, so we don’t know how many vehicles the company sends to customers in China. Tesla has been hit by a series of bad news, recently announcing the recall of more than 285,000 vehicles – most of which were manufactured locally – due to a safety risk with the cruise control of the vehicles.
Like the rest of the auto industry, Tesla also struggled with a lack of parts, including a lack of semiconductors. In May, Musk wrote on Twitter that prices were rising as a result of the “price-pressure supply chain across the industry.”
The second quarter also saw the departure of several high-level Tesla executives, including former chief executive Al Prescott in April, both deputy chief executive Lynn Miller and former car and heavy goods chairman Jerome Guillen in June.
source : theverge.com