Tesla Delivers 241,300 Vehicles in Q3 2021

Tesla has announced its Q3 2021 production and delivery numbers. The electric automaker shared the numbers on Saturday morning, announcing it produced 237,823 vehicles and delivered 241,300.

“We would like to thank our customers for their patience as we work through global supply chain and logistics challenges,” said Tesla in a press release.

Tesla produced 8,941 Model S and X vehicles and delivered 9,275 of them. As for Model 3 and Model Y, there were 228,882 produced and 232,025 delivered.

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Tesla says final numbers could vary by “up to 0.5% or more”.

Compared to last quarter, Tesla produced 206,421 vehicles and delivered 201,250.

Looking back at the year-ago quarter, Tesla produced 145,036 vehicles in Q3 2020 and delivered 139,300 cars. That’s a 64% increase in production compared to the year-ago quarter and 73% increase in deliveries year-over-year.

Interestingly enough, we see this press release stating Tesla’s location as Austin, Texas, for the first time, instead of Fremont, California. If Tesla was changing headquarters, they would have to publicly mention this and file papers with the SEC.

Tesla’s Q3 deliveries beat Wall Street expectations, as Refinitiv data estimated 229,242 cars to be delivered by Elon Musk and company.

Update: CEO Elon Musk responded to the achievement by saying, “congrats Tesla team!”. Musk also added, “thanks very much to our suppliers and logistics partners for coming through despite great difficulties.”

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