Tesla has revealed that in the fourth quarter it achieved production of more than 305,000 vehicles and deliveries of over 308,000 vehicles. In 2021, the company delivered over 936,000 vehicles (2020: 499,550 units) as volume was ramped up, particularly at its new plant in Shanghai.
Total Tesla production in Q3 was 237,823 units, which compares with 206,421 in Q2 and 145,000 in Q3 2020.
Tesla said production lines were running as close to full capacity as conditions allow and that the Texas gigafactory is progressing as planned, with equipment commissioned and the fabrication of the first pre-production vehicles. Production in China has ‘ramped well’ according to the company.
Last year, Tesla said that despite challenges including semiconductor shortages, congestion at ports and rolling blackouts, its supply chain, engineering and production teams have been dealing with these global challenges ‘with ingenuity, agility and flexibility that is unparalleled in the automotive industry’.