Tesla has bucked the broader development of declining gross sales introduced on by the worldwide chip scarcity within the third quarter this yr, because it offered 241,300 automobiles — a complete of 102,000 extra autos than the identical quarter final yr. It’s essentially the most Tesla has ever offered in 1 / 4 (and for some added perspective, the corporate offered 367,500 in all of 2019).
The corporate managed to ship extra autos as soon as once more even supposing main automakers noticed big drops this previous quarter. Normal Motors, the biggest automaker within the US, stated Friday morning that it solely offered 446,997 autos within the third quarter — a 33 p.c drop from the identical interval final yr.
Tesla has prevented comparable issues partly as a result of it has been sourcing completely different semiconductors and rewriting software program on the fly to make these chips work instead of those not at the moment out there. Past that, the corporate continues to see robust gross sales in China, the place it began making and promoting autos in early 2020. The Mannequin Y SUV has additionally develop into a preferred choice in the US, and Tesla just started selling them in Europe, too.
Much more manufacturing is about to return on-line within the coming months, too, as Tesla has constructed an unlimited a part of its manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas and is lastly making it by means of a few of the final approvals to begin working its new plant outdoors Berlin, Germany. That’s regardless of delaying some merchandise, just like the Cybertruck and second-generation Roadster.