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Tesla Beats 2019 Deliveries in First Half of 2021

This article is published in collaboration with Statista

by Felix Richter

Having shot for the moon with its goal to deliver 500,000 vehicles in 2020, Tesla nearly stuck the landing, missing its target by just 450 cars. This year, the electric car maker will definitely race past that milestone with deliveries in the first six months of 2021 already exceeding the 2019 total. Having delivered more than 200,000 cars for the first time in the quarter ending June 30, Tesla's deliveries already stand at 386,050 for the year.

When the first Model 3 rolled of the assembly line in July 2017, Tesla had delivered just 183,000 cars in the preceding five years – a number that some of the larger car manufacturers in the world match in a week. The affordable Model 3, marketed as the first mass-market Tesla, was supposed to change that and bring Tesla one step closer to reaching its goal of “accelerating the advent of sustainable transport by bringing compelling mass market electric cars to market”.

And while it took the company nearly three years to make good on its original promise of offering a version of the Model 3 for as little as $35,000, the production ramp-up following the Model 3’s launch in 2017 has been quite impressive.

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