Tesla Delivered 200,000 Cars In Q2 2021, A Record That Wasn’t Enough For Wall Street
Tesla delivered 201,250 vehicles during the second quarter of 2021, a number that’s a record for the company. That record still isn’t enough though, with Wall Street expectations having been set higher.
That number isn’t even the total number of cars produced either, with Musk’s outfit having churned out 206,421.
As you might expect, the vast majority of the cars produced during the quarter were Model 3 and Model 3, while Tesla also produced 2,340 Model S and Model X vehicles. Tesla isn’t saying how many of those Model S vehicles were the highly impressive Model S Plaid, however.
The previous quarter’s record was 185,000 vehicles, a number Tesla has now broken thanks to increased production capacity at factories in Texas and Germany, according to a report by The Verge.
It isn’t clear whether Tesla could have produced more vehicles than it did, however. Like the rest of the industry, Tesla has struggled with parts shortages relating to the computer systems that make up what makes a Tesla a Tesla. Those supply chain issues have also seen Tesla increase prices to compensate, supposedly, for the extra money it’s having to shell out to get parts.
Tesla recently had to deal with the news that one of its new Model S Plaid cars had caught fire, trapping its owner inside for a short period of time.