Tesla delivered a report variety of EVs in Q1, amid supply-chain struggles

Tesla delivered a report variety of EVs in Q1, amid supply-chain struggles


Tesla reported Saturday that it produced and delivered greater than 300,000 autos, globally, within the first quarter of 2022.

Tesla’s quarterly totals of 305,407 autos produced and 310,048 autos delivered included simply 14,724 mixed Mannequin S and Mannequin X autos delivered and 14,218 of these fashions produced. That left, for Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y, mixed, 295,324 delivered and 305,407 made. 

That’s down barely from the 305,840 autos it produced in This fall 2021, however above that quarter in deliveries—to a brand new quarterly supply report. And it’s up almost 70% from Q1 2021. 

It famous that 17% of Mannequin S and X are being leased, whereas simply 3% of Mannequin 3 and Y are leased. 

2022 Tesla lineup (Courtesy of Tesla, Inc.)

The all-electric automaker has raised its costs a number of occasions previously a number of months—on high of large worth hikes in 2021 that left its Mannequin Y and Mannequin 3 removed from the comparatively inexpensive fashions they have been initially billed as. Its most inexpensive mannequin for the U.S. market, the bottom Tesla Mannequin 3 with an LFP battery pack, begins at $48,190. 

Tesla doesn’t break down manufacturing, deliveries, or leasing ratio by market, and this marked the primary quarter through which it was producing autos on three continents. The corporate claimed to have ramped up manufacturing at its manufacturing unit close to Berlin, Germany, within the earlier quarter however delivered its first 30 Mannequin Y autos to clients in March. Likewise, Tesla confirmed that manufacturing of Mannequin Y began in late 2021 at its Texas plant, the place a grand opening get together is ready to be held Thursday, April 7.

In the meantime, it’s briefly halted manufacturing at its Shanghai plant, resulting from a government-imposed lockdown. Final April, CEO Musk known as California’s stay-at-home orders throughout a covid surge “fascist” and argued that it was limiting freedom. Tesla is an exception in China in that it’s allowed to function its personal manufacturing unit with no native associate.

2022 Tesla Model 3

2022 Tesla Mannequin 3

The Tesla outcomes have been amongst many gross sales updates that rolled in on Friday and Saturday, closing out a troublesome quarter as most automakers continued to come across supply-chain and manufacturing points. 

Tesla apart, nonetheless ready for the ramp-up

GM reported gross sales for the quarter. Within the U.S., it delivered simply 457 electrical autos within the first quarter of 2022—together with 358 Bolt EV and EUV fashions and 99 Hummer EVs (bringing the whole of Hummer EVs to 100 together with the 1 delivered in 2021). 

That got here amid pauses in Chevy Bolt EV manufacturing, the ramp-up for Hummer EV manufacturing, and different EVs together with the Cadillac Lyriq due quickly. 

2022 GMC Hummer EV VIN 001 rolls off the assembly line

2022 GMC Hummer EV VIN 001 rolls off the meeting line

Amongst different manufacturers delivering EVs, Audi additionally reported gross sales of its EVs down considerably within the first quarter, together with total gross sales—though it nonetheless hadn’t but began deliveries of its extra mass-market mannequin, the This fall E-Tron. BMW, with its iX and i4 simply beginning to arrive for deliveries on the finish of the quarter, reported barely increased gross sales for the quarter, versus the identical time final yr. 

However another manufacturers confirmed proof of being on a rebound. Hyundai within the U.S. reported a 14% enhance in total gross sales for Q1 2022 versus Q1 2022, with a 241% enhance in electrified gross sales together with an all-time gross sales report for Elantra Hybrid. Kia reported 5% decrease gross sales for the quarter versus the identical time final yr, however it’s already delivered a noteworthy 5,281 EV6 fashions, began arriving within the final days of January. 

2022 Kia EV6

2022 Kia EV6

EV gross sales for Ford and VW will doubtless be up considerably for the quarter, however totals hadn’t but been launched on the time of writing. We’ll replace this piece once they’re launched. 


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