Anyone who thinks the legacy automakers are catching Tesla in the electric-vehicle sales race should take a quick look at some recently released figures. Over the weekend, Tesla announced it delivered 308,600 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2021. Model S and Model X EVs made up 11,750 of those deliveries, while the bulk—296,850—were Model 3 and Model Y deliveries. These numbers brought Tesla’s 2021 full-year deliveries to 936,172 vehicles.
The 936,000 vehicle deliveries represent an 87 percent increase from 2020, Reuters and other news sources noted, based on Tesla’s announcement dated January 2, while the 306,600 deliveries for the quarter mean that Tesla delivered 71 percent more electric vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2021 than it did a year earlier.
Tesla’s 308,600 deliveries last quarter made it the best quarter ever, said the automaker, beating the 241,300 EVs it delivered in the previous record quarter, the third quarter of 2021. Reuters reports that Tesla has set new record delivery numbers for six quarters in a row now, despite the well-known problems that the auto industry is having with various supply chains and a lack of semiconductor chips.
For the full story, check out this article from Car And Driver.