Tesla delivered more than 310,000 vehicles despite ‘exceptionally difficult quarter’

Tesla delivered 310,048 vehicles in the first quarter of 2022, despite what Tesla CEO Elon Musk says: was an “exceptionally difficult quarter,” due to global supply chain issues and a short shutdown at Tesla’s Shanghai factory, as reported by CNBC.

In a press release, Tesla said the Model 3 and Y accounted for 295,324 of these deliveries, while 14,724 accounted for the Model S and X. Shipments increased slightly from 308,600 shipments in the previous quarter, surpassing Tesla’s 184,800 shipments in the first quarter, up 68 percent year on year. On the production side, Tesla managed to build a total of 305,407 vehicles.

Last month, Tesla closed its factory in Shanghai for two days due to a spike in COVID-19 cases, and closed the factory again last week as Shanghai grapples with a 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.

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