A Tesla Model Y on display at a Tesla store at Westfield Culver City mall in Culver City, California, United States, Thursday, April 14, 2022.
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Electric vehicle maker Tesla has just released third quarter vehicle production and delivery figures for 2022.
During the year-ago quarter, Tesla reported deliveries of 254,695 vehicles and that it had produced 237,823 cars, including just 8,941 Model S and X vehicles, the company’s pricier sedan and SUV with falcon-wing doors, respectively.
In the third quarter of 2022, Tesla faced soaring commodity prices, executive turnover (with the notable departure of AI head Andrej Karpathy in July) and growing pains at its new factories in Germany and Texas.
Tesla has not historically disclosed its car production and delivery numbers by region.
In July of this year, Tesla had to temporarily suspend most of its Shanghai factory production to make factory upgrades. In August, however, the company’s production and deliveries in China had increased, according to data from the China Passenger Car Association.
In the US, at the end of the second quarter, Tesla shut down an entire AI office and made other cuts in the number of employees. Musk also mandated that all Tesla employees work at a Tesla office at least 40 hours a week, although they were previously allowed to work remotely.
Subsequently, some employees were laid off and others chose to quit, while those who returned to the office found overcrowded conditions that persisted through the third quarter, making it difficult to get work done normally at some of the company’s facilities, including the company’s facilities. first American car factory in Fremont, California, and battery factory outside Reno, Nevada.
In September, executives speaking at a meeting with employees at the Nevada Gigafactory celebrated new production records and praised the hard work of employees.
As CNBC previously reported, Tesla executives said at the time that August had been a record month for the Fremont plant in terms of production, and that Tesla’s relatively new plant in Austin, Texas, had hit a production rate of 1,000 cars a week on a seven day rolling basis, a promising milestone.