San Francisco: Electric vehicle company Tesla delivered 310,048 vehicles in the first quarter of 2022, despite what CEO Elon Musk called an “exceptionally difficult quarter”, citing global supply chain issues and a brief Tesla factory shutdown. from Shanghai.
Tesla said Model 3 and Y accounted for 295,324 of those shipments, while 14,724 were for Model S and X, reports The Verge.
“It was an exceptionally difficult quarter due to supply chain disruptions and China’s zero Covid policy. Exceptional work by the Tesla team and key suppliers saved the day,” Musk wrote in a tweet.
Deliveries increased slightly from 308,600 deliveries in the prior quarter and topped Tesla’s first-quarter 184,800 deliveries, representing a 68% year-over-year increase.
On the production side, Tesla managed to build a total of 305,407 vehicles.
Last month Tesla closed its Shanghai factory for two days amid a spike in Covid-19 cases and closed the plant again last week as Shanghai continues to battle a scale lockdown. from the city.
The Shanghai factory is the company’s largest, producing both Model 3s and Model Ys.
Tesla recently opened its first European factory in Berlin, Germany, and is holding a “cyber rodeo” to celebrate the grand opening of its Gigafactory in Austin, Texas on April 7, both of which could help offset the problems of production caused by Covid-related lockdowns in Shanghai.