During the third quarter of 2022, Tesla produced 365,923 electric cars and delivered a total of 343,830, a notable increase compared to the immediately previous quarter (258,580 vehicles manufactured and 254,695 delivered) that highlights not only the high demand for its range but also its growing production capacity.
Tesla only assembled 19,935 units of the veteran Model S and Model X, delivering 18,672 examples. The weight, therefore, fell on the popular Model 3 and Model Y, which reached combined production figures of 345,988 units. The total number of deliveries for its part stood at 325,158 vehicles.
“Historically, our delivery volumes have drifted towards the end of each quarter due to the build-up of regional car lots. As our production volumes continue to grow, it becomes increasingly difficult to secure vehicle transport capacity at a reasonable cost during these peak logistics weeks.
In the third quarter, we began the transition to a more uniform regional mix, which led to an increase in cars in transit at the end of the quarter. These cars have been ordered and will be delivered to customers upon arrival at their destination.
Currently, Tesla has 4 operating factories
Today, Tesla has four operating vehicle factories: one in China (Giga Shanghai), two in the United States (Fremont, Giga Texas), and one in Europe (Giga Berlin). Both Giga Texas and Giga Berlin began operating this year and are in full production ramp-up, so the company’s figures should continue to improve in the coming months.
In addition, we cannot lose sight of the fact that Tesla plans to launch three new models on the market over the next year: the Cybertruck pick-up, which accumulates 1.3 million reservations in its home market; the Roadster hypercar, the prototype of which was shown a whopping five years ago; and the long-awaited Semi truck.
All this should help the Californian brand to cement its world dominance as the largest manufacturer of electric cars (if in addition to BEVs or pure electrics we also include PHEVs or plug-in hybrids, this position falls into the hands of the Chinese group BYD), a position that giants like the Volkswagen Group will try to snatch him in the medium term.