The company reported that Tesla delivered 201,250 vehicles in the second quarter of 2021.
The delivery volume this quarter was slightly lower than expected. According to FactSet’s estimates as of July 1, analysts had previously expected Tesla to deliver approximately 202,800 vehicles during this period. Estimated deliveries range from 193,000 to 231,000. Tesla’s stock price was almost unchanged in Friday’s pre-market trading. 4,444 In the quarter, Tesla produced a total of 206,421 cars, including 204,081 Model 3 and Y, which are more affordable mid-range cars. The company said it produced 2,340 Model S and X models. Data for 4,444 in the second quarter broke the record set in the first quarter, when Tesla delivered 184,800 cars and produced 180,338 cars, although production of Model S and X cars fell to zero during the quarter.
Tesla did not break down deliveries by region or model, and did not report production in China and the United States. The company currently produces Model 3 and Model Y cars at its Shanghai plant and its US plant in Fremont, California.
In the second quarter, Tesla was hit by component shortages and price increases, which generally hit automakers. Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a tweet on May 31 that Tesla made some design decisions, in part in response to rising costs, and said the price increase for Tesla vehicles was due “to major pressures from industry supply chain prices. Especially raw materials.”