Tesla Hits 5 Million Vehicle Milestone, Reveals Historic Model

On September 16, 2023, Tesla announced it recently hit a milestone, reaching the production of its 5 millionth vehicle.

According to Tesla on its Weibo social network in China, the 5 millionth vehicle was a Pearl White version of the new Model 3. The vehicle was manufactured at Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory. A picture was shared of the white Model 3 surrounded by Giga Shanghai employees.

“From a blank canvas to today’s 5 millionth vehicle, Tesla has always adhered to a simple and efficient approach,” the company stated. The milestone aims to advance Tesla’s blueprint for a sustainable future.

On Saturday afternoon, Tesla’s official account on X announced, “This week, we produced our 5 millionth car—thank you Tesla owners for your ongoing support!”

Tom Zhu, Tesla’s Global Production Chief, had previously announced the production of the company’s 4 millionth vehicle on March 1, 2023. “The accomplishment was made early this morning at Giga Texas,” Zhu said at the time. A celebratory video featuring the Giga Texas team was later shared by Tesla.

The 5 millionth vehicle announcement follows Tesla’s production of its 3 millionth car, which was disclosed at the annual shareholders meeting on August 4, 2022.

Tesla extended its gratitude to its owners and supporters globally, emphasizing the collective effort to “power up together” for a greener and better future.

Next up for Tesla is to officially start deliveries of its highly-anticipated Cybertruck, which anecdotally has reached an unofficial tally of over 2 million pre-orders.

Last week, Tesla also announced it had hit a milestone of 50,000 total Superchargers globally. The company painted its 50,000th Supercharger in ‘Ultra Red’ and it’s located here in California.