In case you missed it, 2021 was a big year for Tesla – in fact, the automaker just announced that it achieved record production and deliveries at the end of 2021, delivering more than 308,000 EVs to Tesla drivers in Q4.
Tesla also revealed the production of more than 305,000 EVs and, over the course of the year, the automaker delivered over 936,000 vehicles. For comparison sake, Tesla produced 237,000 vehicles during Q3, indicating an impressive increase in production capacity for its increasingly popular fleet of EVs.
This delivery rate also far exceeds predictions made by Wall Street, which estimated Tesla would achieve 265,000 deliveries in Q4.
When we look to annualized production rates, this production performance puts Tesla at a rate of over 1.2 million vehicles, which is notably unprecedented across the industry. This is especially impressive when we consider that Tesla has yet to begin production in its Berlin and Texas Gigafactories. Presumably, 2022 will be another big year for the automaker, especially as we see the delivery of highly anticipated Tesla vehicles, such as the Cybertruck.
As automakers look to solidify the switch to electric over the next five to 10 years, Tesla continues to set the industry standard for the production and delivery of consumer-beloved EVs.