Tesla delivered a record-breaking 241,300 electrical automobiles within the third quarter, blowing previous expectations as different U.S. automakers skilled a drop in gross sales as the results of a world chip scarcity.
The overwhelming majority of Tesla deliveries (some 96%) have been its newer Mannequin 3 sedan and Mannequin Y crossover, based on its report launched Saturday. Tesla mentioned that 9,275 of the automobiles it delivered have been Mannequin X and S. Deliveries grew 20% because the second quarter and by 73% than the identical interval final 12 months.
Manufacturing numbers have additionally grown. Tesla produced 237,823 electrical automobiles within the third quarter, one other document for the corporate.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk congratulated the corporate and its staff by way of a tweet for hitting the supply and manufacturing numbers. In a separate tweet, Musk wrote “And thanks very a lot to our suppliers & logistics companions for coming via regardless of nice difficulties!”
Whereas Tesla beat expectations, different legacy automakers reported a drop in U.S. gross sales. (Tesla’s gross sales are world and the corporate doesn’t present regional knowledge).
GM took the toughest hit. GM reported Friday it offered 446,997 automobiles within the U.S., a 33% drop in new car gross sales in comparison with the identical quarter final 12 months. GM has idled a number of crops this summer season as a result of world scarcity of semiconductor chips and battery packs for its Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV automobiles. These crops have since come again on-line.
Regardless of the drop in U.S. gross sales, GM mentioned it was sustaining its full-year adjusted earnings of $11.5 billion to $13.5 billion as the corporate “continues to develop options to mitigate the impacts of the semiconductor scarcity and Chevrolet Bolt EV recall.”
Stellantis, previously Fiat Chrysler, reported an 18% drop in U.S. gross sales. Ford has not reported its gross sales numbers but.