Tesla reported manufacturing 365,923 vehicles and delivering 343,830 units in the third quarter of this year. This puts the electric car maker back on the growth track after a weak second quarter. The Grünheide factory is now turning out 2,000 Model Ys a week.
Let’s take a quick look at how the year has gone so far: In a record quarter so far Q1/2022 Tesla had built 305,407 cars and delivered 310,048 electric cars. inside of the second quarter there was a dip in the figure stream (258,580 cars delivered, 254,695 delivered) due to ongoing supply chain problems and the temporary closure of the Shanghai factory. However, with the new figures, the company emphasizes that it was able to stabilize production and delivery and move forward with capacity expansion: Q3/2022 is the strongest quarter so far in terms of production and delivery.
Breaking the streak, Tesla built 19,935 Model S/X in Q3 and delivered 18,672 to customers. The two models have yet to be presented internationally again since the refresh. Model 3 and Model Y totaled 345,988 vehicles built and 325,158 vehicles delivered. Since this year, cars from Texas and Grünheide have also been included in the final figures. Giga Texas results were shown in Q2 figures for the first time, and Giga Berlin in Q1 figures for the first time. According to a Twitter message from Tesla, production capacity at Grünheide reached 2,000 vehicles per week at the end of September.
Unfortunately, in a brief report on Q3 figures, Tesla addresses logistics and delivery issues. In particular, it is about the usual increase in emissions in the last month of each quarter: “Since our production volume continues to increase, it is increasingly difficult to find the capacity of motor vehicles at reasonable costs in these weeks of peak equipment,” say the Californians. . Therefore, in the third quarter, they began to “shift to a more regional mix of vehicles built each week, resulting in an increase in vehicles in transit at the end of the quarter.” These vehicles have been ordered and will be delivered to customers once they reach their destination.
This explains the biggest difference this time of more than 20,000 cars, which were released more than released in the third quarter. In the last two quarters, this difference was more in the range of 4,000 to 5,000 copies.
Tesla does not release forecasts for this year in the usual short reports of production and delivery figures. After the market closes on October 19, Tesla will present business figures for the third quarter, where information about the course of the rest of the year can be expected.
Meanwhile, the US electrek portal reports that the Gigafactory jointly operated by Tesla and Panasonic in Nevada is to be expanded. There, the duo supplies battery cells and packs for Tesla vehicles. About 30 percent of the previously announced plant area is operational. After many years without expansion plans, the so-called C section of the building is now to be expanded. The report relies on insiders for the information. The new building is to be used for the production of battery cells, it is said. There doesn’t seem to be a complete timeline yet.
ir.tesla.com, twitter.com (Gruenheide), electrek.co (Nevada)
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