In its “Impact Report 2020,” the electric vehicle maker managed by Elon Musk said its customers have helped accelerate the global transition to sustainable energy by avoiding 5.0 million metric tonnes of CO2e emissions. ‘last year.
“Our vehicles emit much less CO2 than ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles, taking into account both vehicle manufacture and electrical emissions,” the company said.
“Climate change is reaching alarming levels globally due in large part to emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels for transport and power generation. The world cannot reduce CO2 emissions without increasing tackle both energy production and consumption, ”the report says.
Tesla said that vehicles in the United States are usually scrapped after about 200,000 miles, but Tesla batteries are designed to outlast the vehicle.
“In 2020, a Tesla with an activated autopilot experienced 0.2 accidents per million kilometers driven, compared to the US average being 9 times higher,” the company added.
The electric vehicle maker said it is designing and manufacturing a complete energy and transportation ecosystem.
“We not only develop the technology behind this ecosystem, but we also have a strong focus on the affordability of our products that make it up. We seek to achieve this through our R&D and software development efforts as well as through our continuous effort to develop advanced manufacturing capabilities, ”explained Tesla.
Tesla announced a record net profit of $ 1.14 billion in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, highlighting its climate initiatives for a Greener Earth.
“Tesla uses no cobalt and almost none in nickel-based chemicals. On a weighted average basis, we could use 2% cobalt versus Apple’s 100% cobalt,” Musk said during the call for results.
Despite many challenges, Tesla produced and shipped over 200,000 vehicles in the second quarter. In the second quarter, the electric vehicle maker produced 206,421 vehicles and delivered 201,250 vehicles.