Tesla EV deliveries rise despite semiconductor chip shortage

Tesla delivered 184,800 electric vehicles (EV) in the first quarter of 2021 despite a shortage of computer chips that has crippled the global auto industry, the world’s biggest EV maker said on Friday April 2.

This is an increase of 23% compared to the 180,570 deliveries the company recorded in the fourth quarter of last year. The better-than-expected results were attributed to solid demand for the Model 3/Y in China, with 182,780 vehicles delivered, the release said.

Tesla has been only marginally impacted by the current global shortage of semiconductors chips. In February, it temporarily halted production at its factory in Fremont, California, and Elon Musk, the company's chief executive officers, attributed the shutdown to a general lack of components. Production was only halted for two days...

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Cristina Belda

April 06, 2021

21:10 GMT

London