Due to the pandemic, the automobile industry has taken a major hit, and the ongoing chip crisis has forced many automakers to halt their production temporarily. Tesla, the leading brand in the EV market, has reportedly managed to sell 210,250 vehicles in the second quarter of 2021. The number is quite high, and it’s a record sales for the company. However, the sales are low from the expectations of Wall Street from Tesla.
Reportedly, Tesla also managed to manufacture 206,421 vehicles during the same period. According to sources, of the vast majority of the cars produced, 204,081 were Model 3 and Model Y vehicles. Tesla also managed to produce 2,340 Model S and Model X vehicles. These numbers show that Tesla is slowly managing to acquire enough materials to recover its production growth in time.
Last month we saw the company holding its delivery event for the redesigned Model S, which features a new powertrain, more horsepower, a new landscape touchscreen and steering wheel, and more range. Recently, there was even news of a Model S Plaid catching fire in Pennsylvania while briefly trapping the driver inside.
However, even though both the production and sales numbers of Tesla are amazing, it’s imperative that like the rest of the auto industry, Tesla is also struggling with the parts shortage, including a dearth of semiconductors.
Musk has also tweeted that the prices were increasing due to “supply chain price-pressure industry-wide [sic].” The second quarter also saw the departure of several high-level Tesla executives, including former long-time acting general counsel Al Prescott in April, along with both deputy general counsel Lynn Miller and former president of automotive and heavy trucking Jerome Guillen in June. For more information about Tesla, stay tuned.