Quarter after quarter, Tesla continues to leave us marked numbers. Little by little, the quarterly reports have gone from seeing if it meets the expectations generated to “how much will its production volume and deliveries increase this time.” In the last quarter, both variables have been met.
Elon Musk’s firm has managed to deliver 422,875 vehicles during the first quarter of 2023. It is an increase of 36.4% from the 310,048 units it delivered in the same period last year. Of these almost 423,000 cars delivered, 412,180 cars are made up of Tesla Model 3 and Model Y. That is, 97.48%.
Los first three months They have been really good for the American firm, which has also managed to position its Tesla Model Y as the best-selling car in Europe in February 2023. In Spain, they have already closed 2022 as a reference among the best-selling electric cars in our country.
But, in addition, Tesla has also managed to break a new record in vehicle production. In the first quarter of 2023, it has managed to produce 440,808 cars, of which 421,371 correspond to the Tesla Model 3 and Y and 19,437 units are Tesla Model S and X. It is a growth of 44.33% more than in the same period of 2022, when it assembled 305,407 vehicles.
Los growths they may be much higher next quarter. Giga Berlin did not start operating last year until March and the company paid for the Shanghai closures, both in the ports and in the factory, so its production volume and deliveries suffered a severe setback.
A press and thousands of cars at low cost
The figures reported in the first quarter of 2023 only reinforce the strategy that the company is following. Until now the company has focused on a one-way move: big investments to save time and money. And she is getting it.
The Berlin factory and its Gigapress is the best example of the return they are getting on their investment in machinery. A huge press that saves a lot of time in assembling vehicles and whose only problem is dragging a very simple aesthetic that must remain on the market for a long time without changes, to amortize the investment.
The ultimate goal is to get the Berlin factory to leave 10,000 vehicles per week. In other words, when it works at full capacity, they expect this space to generate more than half a million vehicles per year, more than those contributed by all its plants in this first quarter of the year. At the moment, some analysts suggest that the company may touch two million vehicles produced in 2023.
In addition, the bet is bringing great advantages over the competition. While traditional firms are having trouble jumping into electric cars, Reuters assures that they are in a privileged position, since saving time in factories allows them to produce at a very low cost, get enormous economic returns from their vehicles and, therefore, press more on a potential price war if necessary.
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