Tesla delivered 310,048 vehicles in the first quarter of 2022, despite what Tesla CEO Elon Musk says: was an “exceptionally difficult quarter,” citing problems in the global supply chain and a short shutdown at Tesla’s Shanghai plant, as reported by CNBC†
In a press releaseTesla said the Model 3 and Y accounted for 295,324 of these deliveries, while 14,724 accounted for the Model S and X. Shipments were up slightly from 308,600 deliveries in the previous quarter, surpassing Tesla’s 184,800 shipments in the first quarter, representing a 68 percent year-over-year increase. On the production side, Tesla managed to build a total of 305,407 vehicles.
This was an *exceptionally* difficult quarter due to supply chain disruptions and China zero Covid policy.
Excellent work from the Tesla team and key suppliers saved the day.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) Apr 2, 2022
Last month, Tesla closes its factory in Shanghai for two days amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, and the factory closed again last week as Shanghai continues to struggle with citywide lockdown† The Shanghai plant is the company’s largest, producing both Model 3s and Model Ys.
Tesla recently opened its first European factory in Berlin, Germany, and is hold a “cyberrodeo” to celebrate the grand opening of its Austin, Texas Gigafactory on April 7 — both of which could help offset manufacturing difficulties caused by Shanghai’s COVID-related lockdowns.