Palo Alto-based electric carmaker Tesla reported vehicle production and delivery numbers for third quarter of 2021.
Tesla produced 237,823 electric vehicles and delivered 241,300 vehicles worldwide, beating analysts’ expectations.
The vast majority of Tesla deliveries in Q3, 232,025 units, were its Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, its more affordable mid-range offerings. Tesla reported 9,275 deliveries of its Model S and Model X vehicles. Deliveries were up 20% compared to the second quarter and 73% compared with the same period last year when the company produced 145,036 vehicles and sold 139,300.
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Tesla CEO congratulated the company and its employees via a tweet for hitting the delivery and production numbers.
And thanks very much to our suppliers & logistics partners for coming through despite great difficulties!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 2, 2021
Tesla noted that its delivery count should be viewed as slightly conservative since it only counts a car as delivered if it is transferred to the customer and all of the paperwork is accurate. Final numbers could vary by up to 0.5% or more.