Delivered Tesla company 2012,50 cars in the second quarter of 2021, which is a record for the company. But it’s still slightly below Wall Street expectations.
Elon Musk’s company also produced 206,421 cars during the same period.
Of all the cars Tesla produced during the quarter, the vast majority — 204,081 — were Model 3 and Model Y.
On top of that, Tesla also produced 2,340 Model S and Model X sedans – although the company hasn’t revealed how many Model S Plaid sedans are just beginning to reach customers.
And earlier last month, Tesla held a delivery event for the redesigned Model S, which features a new powertrain, more power, a new landscape touchscreen, steering wheel and more range.
A Model S Plaid caught fire recently in Pennsylvania, trapping the driver briefly inside.
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The delivery numbers in the second quarter broke the record for the previous quarter, when Tesla delivered nearly 185,000 vehicles.
Tesla delivered 200,000 cars
Tesla has ramped up production capacity, including building new plants in Texas and Germany, and is close to meeting CEO Elon Musk’s goal of delivering 500,000 vehicles in 2020.
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Tesla doesn’t show deliveries by region, so we don’t know how many vehicles the company is sending to customers in China.
Tesla has been hit by a bunch of bad news in China, where it recently announced a recall of more than 285,000 vehicles – most of them locally made – due to safety risks with its cruise control system.
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Like the rest of the auto industry, Tesla has also suffered from parts shortages, including a dearth of semiconductors. In May, Musk tweeted that prices were rising due to industry-wide supply chain price pressure.
The second quarter also saw the departure of several high-ranking executives from the company. Including former acting general counsel and long-timer Al Prescott in April. and Deputy General Counsel Lynne Miller and former President of Auto and Heavy Trucks Jerome Guillen in June.