Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted on his personal Weibo, proud of the team’s annual production and delivery of nearly 500,000 Tesla. He said that in the early days of Tesla’s establishment, it was optimistic that the company had only a 10% chance of surviving.
According to data released by Tesla, in the fourth quarter of 2020, they produced a total of 179,757 electric vehicles and delivered 185,700 to consumers. In the whole year of 2020, Tesla produced 509,737 electric vehicles and delivered 499,550 to consumers, a significant increase year-on-year. In 2019, Tesla produced 365,194 vehicles and delivered 367,200 vehicles.
However, as far as the output of 509,737 vehicles is concerned, if Tesla can keep up in time in the delivery link, they are expected to achieve the delivery target in 2020. In addition, judging from the delivery volume in the fourth quarter, they delivered an average of nearly 1963 vehicles per day, and another 450 vehicles were delivered. It only took a few hours to complete, thereby achieving the delivery target of 500,000 vehicles.
It is reported that Tesla is still expanding in China, and recently established multiple Tesla centers in cities such as Weifang and Linyi in Shandong. Tesla has announced the production of charging piles in Shanghai, expanding the charging network to more cities. The company recently completed its 500th super charging station.
China’s goal is to increase the market share of new energy vehicles from the current 5% to 20% by 2025. The China Passenger Car Market Information Joint Conference predicts that Tesla’s car sales in China in 2021 may reach as much as 280,000 vehicles, which is an amazing increase compared to 2020. However, the Federation of Travel Services predicts that the total sales of new energy vehicles will reach 1.7 million in 2021. This means that more than 80% of the market will remain for other competitors to compete for.