According to the company report, Tesla delivered a record 936,172 vehicles in 2021. This is an 87% increase compared to 499,550 vehicles delivered in 2020.
In the last quarter of 2021 alone, the company managed to sell 308,600 vehicles, which is more than 241,300 deliveries in the third quarter. Of these, 11,750 were Models S and X deliveries, and 296,850 were Models 3 and Y. Models 3 and Y also made up the majority of deliveries over the course of the year, with 936,172 deliveries compared to 24,964 models. S and X.
Tesla previously said it plans to increase vehicle sales by about 50 percent each year, and although it hasn’t hit 1 million deliveries, it still exceeds its annual growth target. In an internal statement in November, it was revealed that Tesla CEO Elon Musk had instructed his employees not to rush deliveries by the end of the quarter and focus on cutting costs, stressing that he expects a wave of vehicles from Tesla’s factories in California and China that reached customers in December.
Due to the constant shortage of chips, many car manufacturers, including Tesla, began to put pressure on the brakes. Tesla redesigned its software last year to mitigate the effects of the shortage, and in February had to suspend production at its California plant for a short time. Some customers even report that there are no USB ports in their cars, which may be due to the shortage.
However, Tesla’s value exceeded $1 trillion in October after car rental company Hertz added 100,000 Tesla vehicles to its fleet. In the third quarter of 2021, the company had its most profitable quarter to date, but that may change, as earnings for the fourth quarter of 2021 have yet to be announced.