Elon Musk said Tesla has built more than 3 million cars to date, highlighting just how small Tesla is compared to rival auto giants.


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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said EV makers have produced more than 3 million cars to date.Patrick Pleul/Photo Alliance via Getty Images

  • Tesla has produced more than 3 million cars to date, 1 million of which are made at its Shanghai factory.

  • CEO Elon Musk has said that “production is a much bigger challenge than demand” for EV makers.

  • Musk said in July that Tesla had been in “supply chain hell” for the past few years.

Tesla has built more than 3 million cars to date, a third of which are made at the company’s Gigafactory in Shanghai, CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday.

the mask was blessed Tesla Shanghai months of lockdown and COVID-19 restrictions in China. Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory Opened in 2019.

Producing more than 3 million cars is a milestone for Tesla, but electric car makers still lag far behind the output of traditional car companies. Toyotais the world’s largest automaker, having delivered more than 10 million vehicles. VolkswagenIt is the second largest automaker in the world.

But Tesla is in strong demand: Musk said on Sunday twitter For the company, “production is a much bigger challenge than demand.”

During Tesla’s second-quarter earnings call in July, Musk said: Said The company has been in “supply chain hell” for years, but late 2022 could be a “record breaker.”

in July, Tesla announced Delivering more than 250,000 vehicles in the second quarter of this year. Supply His chain issues and parts shortages saw him down 18% in the quarter, but deliveries increased him 27% year-over-year. Tesla makes cars in California, Texas and Berlin.

Tesla shares closed 4.7% higher at $900.09 on Friday. The stock is down 25% so far this year.

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