Tesla delivered a record-breaking 241,300 electrical autos within the third quarter, blowing previous expectations as different U.S. automakers skilled a drop in gross sales as the results of a worldwide chip scarcity.
The overwhelming majority of Tesla deliveries (some 96%) had been its newer Mannequin 3 sedan and Mannequin Y crossover, in line with its report launched Saturday. Tesla stated that 9,275 of the autos it delivered had been Mannequin X and S. Deliveries grew 20% for the reason that second quarter and by 73% than the identical interval final 12 months.
Manufacturing numbers have additionally grown. Tesla produced 237,823 electrical autos within the third quarter, one other report 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 by way of regardless of nice difficulties!”
Whereas Tesla beat expectations, different legacy automakers reported a drop in U.S. gross sales. (Tesla’s gross sales are international and the corporate doesn’t present regional information).
GM took the toughest hit. GM reported Friday it offered 446,997 autos within the U.S., a 33% drop in new automobile gross sales in comparison with the identical quarter final 12 months. GM has idled a number of crops this summer time because of the international scarcity of semiconductor chips and battery packs for its Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV autos. These crops have since come again on-line.
Regardless of the drop in U.S. gross sales, GM stated 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.