Tesla Delivered 308,600 Vehicles in Q4; Over 936,000 in 2021

Tesla has announced its Q4 2021 delivery numbers, producing 305,840 cars and delivering 308,600 vehicles.

“In the fourth quarter, we achieved production of more than 305,000 vehicles and deliveries of over 308,000 vehicles. In 2021, we delivered over 936,000 vehicles,” said Tesla in a press release on Sunday morning.

Tesla produced 13,109 Model S/X vehicles and delivered 11,750 of these cars, while the bulk of orders were the Model 3/Y, seeing 292,731 produced in Q4, while 296,850 of these vehicles were delivered.

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“Thank you to all of our customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders and supporters who helped us achieve a great year,” said the company.

Wall Street estimates pegged Tesla’s Q4 deliveries at 265,000 vehicles, so the automaker exceeded expectations for this record quarter.

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As for 2021 production, Tesla saw 930,422 cars made and 936,172 cars delivered, both records for the company, with vehicles made at its Fremont factory in California and Gigafactory in Shanghai, China.

“Our delivery count should be viewed as slightly conservative, as we only count a car as delivered if it is transferred to the customer and all paperwork is correct. Final numbers could vary by up to 0.5% or more,” said Tesla.

Tesla’s Head of Investor Relations, Martin Viecha, said on Sunday, “super proud of the team that made this possible!”.

Compared to a year ago in Q4 2020, Tesla delivered 180,667 vehicles, with its yearly deliveries reaching 499,647. One year later, we’re seeing some explosive growth in numbers, with Q4 deliveries up 71% and annual deliveries up 436,525 vehicles, an increase of 87%.

Back in November, Tesla CEO Elon Musk emailed employees outlining the company’s Q4 strategy, emphasizing staff should focus on efficiency, such as lowering the cost of deliveries and not spending overtime hours.

The record Q4 for Tesla comes just ahead of new factories opening in Austin, Texas, and Berlin, Germany.

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