Tesla delivered a record-breaking 241,300 electrical automobiles within the third quarter, blowing previous expectations as different U.S. automakers skilled a drop in gross sales as the results of a world 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 automobiles 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 yr.
Manufacturing numbers have additionally grown. Tesla produced 237,823 electrical automobiles within the third quarter, one other file for the corporate.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk congratulated the corporate and its workers through 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 via regardless of nice difficulties!”
Whereas Tesla beat expectations, different legacy automakers reported a drop in U.S. gross sales. (Tesla’s gross sales are world and the corporate doesn’t present regional information).
GM took the toughest hit. GM reported Friday it bought 446,997 automobiles within the U.S., a 33% drop in new automobile gross sales in comparison with the identical quarter final yr. GM has idled a number of crops this summer season as a result of world scarcity of semiconductor chips and battery packs for its Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV automobiles. 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.