Palo Alto-based electric carmaker Tesla reported vehicle production and delivery numbers for third quarter of 2021.
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.