Tesla says it delivered a record number of its cars in the first quarter, despite supply chain challenges.
The electric carmaker says it delivered more than 310,000 vehicles in the first three months of this year.
That was almost 70% higher than for the same time last year.
All-electric vehicles (EVs), also referred to as battery electric vehicles, have an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine. The vehicle uses a large traction battery pack to power the electric motor and must be plugged in to a wall outlet or charging equipment, also called electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE).
Now that the price of fuel is sykrocketting by the day, it is a fine opportunity to migrate to electric cars since it’s cost effective and relatively economical.
Chief executive Elon Musk says the improvement came despite an “extremely difficult quarter”, including strict coronavirus policies in China, where Tesla has a so-called ‘giga factory’.
Tesla delivered 310,048 cars from the start of this year to the end of March, up from 184,800 a year earlier, according to figures released over the weekend.
“This was an exceptionally difficult quarter due to supply chain interruptions and China zero Covid policy,” Mr Musk said on Twitter.
“Outstanding work by Tesla team and key suppliers saved the day.”