Tesla introduced it had delivered 254,695 automobiles throughout the second quarter of 2022, about an 18 p.c drop from the earlier quarter. The report, which was published on Tesla’s site, indicators an finish to an almost two-year-long run of report quarterly deliveries for Elon Musk’s firm, which may largely be attributed to prolonged COVID-related shutdowns of its manufacturing facility in Shanghai.

Tesla mentioned the Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y automobiles made up 238,533 of those deliveries, whereas 16,162 had been for the Mannequin S and Mannequin X automobiles. On the manufacturing aspect of issues, Tesla mentioned it managed to construct a complete of 258,580 automobiles.

China has been essential to the corporate’s rise to its standing as probably the most helpful automakers on the planet. However Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory has been caught in a seemingly countless loop of openings and closures in latest months, because the nation’s strict COVID lockdown coverage has taken its toll.

In March, Tesla shuttered its Shanghai factory for two days amid a spike in COVID-19 instances, and closed the factory once again in April as Shanghai continues to grapple with a city-wide lockdown. The Shanghai plant is the corporate’s largest, producing each Mannequin 3s and Mannequin Ys.

Tesla just lately opened its first European manufacturing facility in Berlin, Germany, and held a “cyber rodeo” to rejoice the grand opening of its Austin, Texas Gigafactory — each of which might assist offset manufacturing points attributable to the COVID-related lockdowns in Shanghai. Musk just lately described each factories as “gigantic money furnaces” which might be “losing billions of dollars” as provide chain constraints proceed to constrain the corporate’s plans.

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