Currently reading: Tesla delivers record 310,048 cars in Q1 amid global challenges
Company boss Elon Musk described it as an "exceptionally difficult quarter", due to supply-chain issues and Covid

Tesla has achieved record deliveries for the first quarter of the year, despite being heavily impacted by supply-chain disruptions and Covid-induced factory shutdowns. 

The American electric vehicle manufacturer delivered a total of 310,048 cars worldwide in the first quarter of 2022 – an increase of 68% year on year.

Around 295,324 of the overall delivery figure consisted of the Tesla Model 3 saloon and the Tesla Model Y SUV. The remaining 14,724 units were sales of the larger Tesla Model S saloon and Tesla Model X SUV.

“This was an exceptionally difficult quarter, due to supply-chain interruptions and China's zero-Covid policy,” company boss Elon Musk tweeted.

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