Tesla disclosed that it has produced its 5 millionth electric car this week. This definitely creates a milestone that many critics assumed to be impossible not much time back. There was a time when people in the auto industry had their mindset with respect to Tesla as a niche manufacturer. While, some have thought it would survive, on the other hand, some think it won’t.
The journey to this landmark is not easy, but the American automaker perhaps succeeded in order to build its first million electric vehicles. Tesla accomplished that milestone in early 2020.
In terms of numbers, it took 12 years of operations to reach its first million vehicles. Whereas, in the last 3 years of achieving the milestone, it built 4 million more. Recently, Tesla revealed that it produced its 5 millionth car:
This week, we produced our 5 millionth car—thank you Tesla owners for your ongoing support!
— Tesla (@Tesla) September 16, 2023
Tesla made the announcement just 6 months after announcing it built its 4 million electric cars. Before that, it required 7 months for the automaker to reach its 4th millionth electric car from 3 millionth respectively.
Tesla’s annual installed production capacity
Below are the details, whereby the details of the annual installed production capacity by Tesla are mentioned:
|California||Model S / Model X||100,000||Production|
|Model 3 / Model Y||550,000||Production|
|Shanghai||Model 3 / Model Y||>750,000||Production|
|Nevada||Tesla Semi||–||Pilot production|
|Various||Next-Gen Platform||–||In development|
At the same time, the automaker also indicates that its production would be reduced a little in Q3. This is because of factory upgradations. It also includes a short shutdown at Gigafactory Shanghai to produce the new Model 3. Also, the automaker soon going to sum up that capacity column with Cybertruck production, and the same going to start soon.