Tesla delivers record 185,000 vehicles in Q1 2021

Tesla delivered and produced a record number of vehicles in the first quarter of 2021 according to fresh data.

The data set, presented by Trading Platforms, claims that Tesla has delivered an estimated 184,800 vehicles so far this year.

The news comes off the back of a strong second half of 2020 for the vehicle manufacturer with the American firm setting a 109% year-on-year increase from 2019’s first quarter figures – and the largest quarterly deliveries recorded by Tesla to date, the data firm claims.

Tesla also produced a record amount of vehicles in Q1 2021 with 180,338 and production increased by 76% year on year, it claims.

Sales of Tesla vehicles were primarily driven by two new models, the Model 3 and the Model Y, which saw sales increase significantly. Combined, the two new models accounted for 182,780 deliveries in Q1 2021 – a 13% QoQ increase.

As a result, Tesla’s Model 3 had worldwide unit sales reaching an estimated 365,000 units in 2020.

In contrast, deliveries for Tesla’s older models, the Model S and the Model X fell in the first quarter of 2021. Combined deliveries of the older models decreased by 89% quarter on quarter, it reported.

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