Tesla reported its 2022 first-quarter vehicle production and delivery numbers. The total of Tesla’s electric vehicle deliveries is 310,048. While the total production is 305,407.
As compared with the same period in 2021, the automaker delivered only 184,800 EVs and produced 180,338 ones. According to Tesla, 95% of deliveries in the first quarter were Model 3 and Model Y, which are nearly 295,324 vehicles.
That means there are 4,641 vehicles that the company produced fewer than it delivered saying that “ongoing supply chain challenges and factory shutdowns.” Due to estimates compiled by FactSet, the range of expected deliveries of vehicles are 317,000.
The electric car company is planning to host a grand opening and “cyber rodeo” event on April 7. At its new vehicle plant in Austin, Texas.
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In China, Tesla weighed down its operations during the quarter because of the Covid surge and new health restrictions in the country. That required a temporary production halt at its Shanghai plant.
In the fourth quarter of Last year, Tesla made a record for the company by delivering 308,600 EVs.
Tesla has been hurt by widespread parts shortages and inflation like the rest of the auto industry. Prices for raw materials like nickel and aluminum have also increased due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Critical components like semiconductors remain in short supply, and prices have increased for raw materials like nickel and aluminum after Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine in February. The company left its customers waiting for months before filling their car orders in the U.S.