Tesla delivered 254,695 electrical automobiles globally within the second quarter, an almost 18% drop from the earlier interval as provide chain constraints, China’s prolonged COVID-19 lockdown and challenges round opening factories in Berlin and Austin took their toll on the corporate. That is the primary time in two years that Tesla deliveries, which have been 310,048 within the first interval this yr, have fallen quarter over quarter. Tesla deliveries have been up 26.5% from the second quarter final yr. The quarter-over-quarter discount is according to a broader provide chain downside within the business. It additionally illustrates the significance of Tesla’s Shanghai manufacturing facility to its enterprise. Tesla shuttered its Shanghai manufacturing facility a number of occasions in March on account of rising COVID-19 circumstances that prompted a authorities shutdown.
The corporate stated Saturday it produced 258,580 EVs, a 15% discount from the earlier quarter when it made 305,407 automobiles. Like in different quarters over the previous two years, many of the produced and delivered automobiles have been Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Ys. Solely 16,411 of the produced automobiles have been the older Mannequin S and Mannequin X automobiles. Tesla stated in its launched that June 2022 was the very best car manufacturing month in Tesla’s historical past. Regardless of that milestone, the EV maker in addition to different firms within the business, have struggled to maintain apace with demand as provide chain issues persist.