Tesla announced that it delivered 310 thousand 48 cars in the first quarter of 2022. While the company broke its own delivery record, CEO Elon Musk pointed out that this happened despite tough conditions.
Musk said last quarter was an unusually difficult one. Highlighting the problems in the supply chain, Musk said that China’s “Zero COVID” policy also made their job harder.
The company had to stop production twice last month at its Gigafactory in Shanghai, China. Despite such problems, Tesla’s first-quarter deliveries were up 68% from the same period a year earlier. The company delivered 184,400 vehicles in the first three months of 2021.
According to information provided by Tesla, the majority of cars delivered in the first quarter of 2022 are Model 3 and Model Y. In the first three months, a total of 295 thousand 324 Model 3 and Model Y owners were met. In the same period, the company produced 305 thousand 407 cars. Given the supply issues affecting both Tesla and other automakers, this is a normal number.
Tesla has also begun shipping cars made in its $5.5 billion factory built in Grenheide, Germany. The company plans to produce 500,000 cars in this factory each year.