Deliveries of Tesla electric vehicles fell nearly 18% in the second quarter after the closure of a plant in China

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Tesla shipped 254,695 electric vehicles worldwide in the second quarter, down nearly 18% from the previous period, as supply chain restrictions, China’s extended COVID-19 lockdown, and challenges to reopen factories in Berlin and Austin took their toll. on the company.

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This is the first time in two years that Tesla shipments, which stood at 310,048 units in the first period of this year, have fallen on a quarterly basis. Tesla shipments are up 26.5% from the second quarter of last year.

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The quarter-on-quarter decrease is in line with a broader supply chain challenge in the industry. It also illustrates the importance of Tesla’s Shanghai plant to its business. In March, Tesla closed its factory in Shanghai several times due to a rise in COVID-19 cases. caused the shutdown of the government.

Tesla delivery Q2 2022

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On Saturday, the company said it had produced 258,580 electric vehicles, down 15% from the previous quarter. 305,407 vehicles manufactured.

As with other quarters over the past two years, Model 3s and Model Ys accounted for the majority of vehicles produced and delivered. Only 16,411 vehicles produced were older Model S and Model X vehicles.

Tesla said in a release that June 2022 was the highest car production month in Tesla’s history. Despite this milestone, the electric vehicle maker as well as other companies in the industry have struggled to keep up with demand as supply chain challenges persist.


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