Tesla Delivered 1 Million Vehicles in 2021

Tesla Delivered 1 Million Vehicles in 2021

10 January 2022 BY Jean-Sébastien Poudrier
Tesla Model 3 2022

I'll be frank with you; if you've told me that Tesla was going to deliver one million vehicles in 12 months a couple of years ago, I would've thought you'd be crazy. However, that's precisely what happened for 2021 cents the American manufacturer nearly delivered one million vehicles. It's a significant number even for a company the size of Tesla, and it proves that when you are ready to invest time and lots of money, anything is possible. I'm pretty sure that if Elon Musk weren't behind the company, any of this would have been possible. You might not know this, but Tesla lost a lot, and I mean a lot of money at its beginning, and it's only recently that the company started to be profitable.


2020 was a rough year for most car manufacturers. Nevertheless, some brands like Tesla were more successful than others, thanks to their business model. As you might know, Tesla sells most of its vehicles online, which is very useful when most governments or forcing dealers to shut down or reduce their business hours due to Covi-19 case fluctuation. Many car manufacturers tried to adapt to the situation, but Tesla already had the perfect business model in its hands.


This meant that the American car manufacturer could deliver 499,550 units in 2020 in the entire world. However, 2021 was even better for Tesla since it delivered close to a million units for the 12-month period. The final number was 936,172 vehicles for 2021, almost twice as much as the previous year. Of course, Tesla isn't the only car manufacturer with significant sales growth for 2021. However, no other manufacturer was able two double their production, and that is why Tesla is so impressive, in my opinion.


Closer to the Competition


2021 was a good year for Tesla. It put the American manufacturer right behind BMW in luxury and prestige vehicle delivery which is shocking considering that Tesla only offers electric vehicles. Well, this might prove that it's time for EV to be more dominant.


Here are some numbers about the year 2021 for Tesla. From the 936,172 vehicles that the American manufacturer delivered in 2021, 308,600 units were delivered in the last quarter of the year, which is even more impressive. Also, funny fact, only 24,964 units were Model S and Model X, Which is a drop of 50% units compared to last year. this means that most Tesla delivered in 2021 where either Model 3 or Model Y


Better at making vehicles.


With such a massive number of vehicles delivered in 2021, you'd think that Tesla is becoming better at making the car, but is it? Unfortunately, the American manufacturer still has some significant issues with the build quality of most of its vehicles. Luckily, we're talking about minor things that wouldn't bother most people, but still, these issues need to be addressed and fixed. Tesla will always have a huge fan base that will be there, No matter how good is a product that it is leaving the factory. However, now that the American manufacturer is playing in the Major League, I think it's time for Tesla to work on the quality build of its vehicles.


Finally, I think that 2022 will be an even better year for the American manufacturer since there are many new electric vehicles coming out, and most of them aren't a direct competition to Tesla. Nevertheless, these new vehicles will help the community's love for electric cars to grow even more prominent, which will make more people interested in EVs in general. At the end of the day, I think it's safe to say that Tesla will deliver more than a million vehicles in 2022.


Jean-Sébastien Poudrier

Tags: BMW, Tesla

Author: Jean-Sébastien Poudrier