Tesla’s electric vehicle deliveries in Q3 2021 has hit a record-breaking 241,300, a 20% growth since Q2 2021 and a 73% growth when compared to the same period last year.
The deliveries comprised 232,025 of its Model 3 compact cars and Model Y sport-utility vehicles, and 9,275 of its flagship Model S and Model X cars. Total production in the third quarter rose over 15% to 237,823 vehicles from the previous quarter.
While Tesla beat expectations, other legacy automakers reported a drop in U.S. sales. Techcrunch reports that GM sold 446,997 vehicles in the U.S., a 33% drop in new vehicle sales compared to the same quarter last year. Stellantis, formerly Fiat Chrysler, reported an 18% drop in U.S. sales.
Tesla is an American electric vehicle and clean energy company based in Palo Alto, California, United States. It designs and manufactures electric cars, battery energy storage from home to grid-scale, solar panels and solar roof tiles, and related products and services.
In 2020, the company had the most sales of battery electric vehicles and plug-in electric vehicles, capturing 16% of the plug-in market (which includes plug-in hybrids) and 23% of the battery-electric (purely electric) market. Through its subsidiary Tesla Energy, the company develops and is a major installer of photovoltaic systems in the United States. Tesla Energy is also one of the largest global suppliers of battery energy storage systems, with 3 gigawatt-hours (GWh) installed in 2020.