Tesla reached so many milestones in 2020 that it’s unimaginable to record all of them: the primary Model Y deliveries; the beginning of building on the German Gigafactory; the announcement of Austin, Texas as the location of Cybertruck manufacturing; the wonders of Battery Day; Tesla’s coronation because the world’s most dear automaker and its addition to the S&P 500 stock index. The record goes on. (CEO Elon Musk had a reasonably good 12 months too—he earned an estimated $120 billion in 2020, making him the world’s second-richest individual.)
The California carmaker rang out the outdated 12 months by reaching one more milestone, setting document supply and manufacturing numbers for the fourth quarter. 5 years in the past, Elon Musk set a supply goal of 500,000 vehicles for 2020, and Tesla got here inside a panel hole of that aim, delivering 499,550 autos for the total 12 months.
The corporate produced 179,757 autos and delivered 180,570 in This autumn 2020, beating its earlier quarterly document by about 40,000 models. The variety of deliveries in 2020 elevated by 61% in comparison with 2019. Tesla’s second technology of autos accounted for the overwhelming majority of deliveries: 161,650 of Fashions 3 and Y have been delivered to consumers, together with 18,920 of Fashions S and X.
Tesla additionally introduced that Mannequin Y manufacturing in Shanghai has begun, and deliveries are “anticipated to start shortly.”