Tesla EV sale dip 18% due to China lockdowns, supply issues

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Elon Musk-promoted Tesla reported about 18 percent drop quarter-on-quarter in Electric Vehicle (EV) deliveries during the second quarter this year due to supply chain issues and China lockdowns.

Tesla, the #1 EV manufacturing company, has delivered 254,695 electric vehicles globally during the April-June period.

This is the first time in two years that Tesla deliveries have fallen quarter over quarter. Tesla’s EV sales touched 310,048 in the first quarter of this year.

Tesla had shut down its Shanghai factory several times in the wake of Covid-lockdowns that hampered its EV production.

The company admitted that it produced 258,580 EVs — a substantial reduction from the previous quarter when it delivered 305,407 vehicles.

The company also said that June 2022 was the highest vehicle production month in Tesla’s history.

Tesla said in a news statement: “In the second quarter, we produced over 258,000 vehicles and delivered over 254,000 vehicles, despite the ongoing supply chain challenges and factory shutdowns beyond our control.”

The company said that it will post its financial results for the second quarter of 2022 after the market closes on July 20.

In the first quarter of 2022, the EV carmaker delivered 310,048 electric vehicles. Tesla produced 206,421 vehicles and delivered 201,250 vehicles in the second quarter of 2021.