Tesla recorded quarterly shipments amid chip shortages.
Even as more and more established carmakers reported sales declines due to supply disruptions, Tesla said on Saturday that it had achieved a healthy increase in worldwide supply of its electric cars in the third quarter. What
The company said it delivered 241,300 vehicles in the three-month period, the highest quarter ever. This is an increase of 20% from the second quarter and 73% more than the third quarter of the previous year.
Tesla does not terminate its shipments by country. Much of its recent growth has come from sales in Europe and China.
On Friday, major carmakers, including General Motors and Toyota, said they suffered a recent decline in US sales due to a worldwide shortage of semiconductors as epidemics led to factory closures and cargo disruptions.