Tesla delivered a record 936,172 vehicles in 2021, an increase of 87% over the 499,550 units sold in 2020.
Elon Musk’s EV company produced more than 305,000 vehicles and delivered more than 308,000 vehicles in the fourth quarter (Q4), up from 241,300 deliveries in the third quarter (Q3).
“In 2021, we delivered over 936,000 vehicles. Thank you to all of our customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders, and supporters who helped us achieve a great year,” Tesla said in a statement on Sunday.
The Model S and X received 11,750 deliveries, whereas the Model 3 and Y received 296,850. The Model 3 and Y also had the most deliveries, with 936,172 shipments, compared to 24,964 deliveries for the Model S and X.
“Great work by the Tesla team worldwide!” tweeted Musk.
Last year, Tesla stated that it aims to increase deliveries by around 50%. In December, its shares jumped 7%, returning it to a market valuation of more than $1 trillion.
According to media sources, Musk told employees during a company-wide call in the final leg of the third quarter (Q3) that “this is the craziest month of deliveries Tesla will ever have.”
Musk stated that due to supply chain challenges, Tesla had to delay deliveries and its service teams had to add parts to vehicles built earlier in the quarter.
Meanwhile, the electric vehicle manufacturer has issued voluntary recalls for roughly 500,000 vehicles to fix potential trunk latching system problems. The recalls affect all Model 3 vehicles manufactured between 2017 and 2020 and specific Model S vehicles.