During the second quarter of 2022, Tesla was able to deliver more than 250,000 cars, a figure that, while good, marks the first quarterly setback experienced by the brand in a long time. This was mainly due to the measures taken by the Chinese authorities to curb the new waves of COVID-19, which forced the company to close Giga Shanghai for part of the quarter.
In addition, we must not lose sight of the fact that Giga Berlin and Giga Texas, its two new factories, are still in full production ramp-up. Therefore, until they reach sufficient volume on a sustained basis, their contribution to the total count against Fremont and Giga Shanghai will remain relatively small.
During the second quarter of 2022, Tesla delivered a total of 254,695 electric cars, of which 16,162 units corresponded to the Model S and Model X flagships, while the remaining 238,533 units were Model 3 and Model Y, the two models of access to the range of the North American manufacturer.
If we focus on the production figures, we will see that the brand manufactured 258,580 cars during the last quarter. In this case, 16,411 units were Model S and Model X, while Model 3 and Model Y reached 242,169 units.
Tesla is scaling production at Giga Berlin and Giga Texas
It is interesting to note that Tesla itself has confirmed that, despite the difficulties experienced, June was the month in which it was able to produce the most vehicles on a historical level. “In the second quarter, we produced more than 258,000 vehicles and delivered more than 254,000 vehicles, despite ongoing supply chain challenges and factory closures beyond our control. June 2022 was the highest vehicle production month in Tesla’s history.
Giga Texas, which currently assembles exclusively the Model Y, is estimated to have already reached a weekly production rate of between 2,000 and 5,000 units. This significant growth will be in the short term, as these facilities will also be responsible for manufacturing the Cybertruck pick-up and the Semi truck starting next year.
Giga Berlin, for its part, is around 1,000 weekly units, a figure that the company will try to improve in the coming months once it overcomes the bottlenecks formed, for example, in the paint shop, which at the time was defined by Elon Musk, director Tesla executive, as one of the most advanced in the world.