Tesla delivered a record 241,300 vehicles in the third quarter of 2021, which is a huge number in itself, and even sales are declining due to a lack of parts from other automakers.
Tesla delivered 232,025 Model 3 and Model Y units as well as 9,275 Model S and Model X vehicles. The company will deliver the vehicle only if it delivers its vehicle to the customer and all documents are correct.
Tesla shares appeared in the news and briefly crossed the $800 mark, but calmed down a bit throughout the day.
The second quarter of 2021 was Tesla's previous best quarter, with the electric car maker delivering 201,250 vehicles. For comparison, the company delivered 367,500 cars in the whole of 2019. General Motors announced last Friday that it sold 446,997 vehicles in the United States in the third quarter, down 33 percent from a year earlier.
Few companies seem to be immune to the constant shortage of parts. What started as a chip shortage and was caused by the ongoing pandemic of Covid-19, the parts shortage is more than affecting a wide range of industries. Dealing with labor shortages, the trade war with China, energy restrictions, and recent changes to the US Postal Service, this holiday season is a very tumultuous one. Despite its delivery record, Tesla is also working through global supply chain and logistics challenges. Three of the company's awaited cars - the second-generation Roadster, Cyber Truck and semi-electric - are all facing delays.
Despite global parts shortage, Tesla sets new record for cars delivered in the quarter