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Tesla shipped nearly a million cars worldwide last year

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Tesla said it delivered nearly a million vehicles in 2021, almost twice as many as the year before, better than expected despite global supply issues.

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The U.S. electric car maker delivered more than 936,000 cars of all models in 2021, an 87% increase from the previous year, the company said in a statement.

Tesla announced last January its goal of increasing deliveries by 50% per year over several years, so Sunday’s results largely exceeded that goal.

The group, which recently moved its headquarters from Palo Alto, Calif. To Austin, Texas, sold 911,208 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles as well as 24,964 vehicles of its luxury S and X models (priced at $ 90,000 and $ 100,000 respectively).
In the fourth quarter alone, Tesla delivered 308,600 cars.

Tesla has successfully overcome the global logistics challenges that plagued the auto industry. Its chief Elon Musk previously said he was able to sidestep much of the semiconductor shortage by using new chip designs and rewrite software.
Tesla received another boost in October when it received an order for 100,000 electric vehicles from rental company Hertz, to be completed by 2022.

The announcement brought the automaker into the tightly-knit club of companies worth more than $ 1 trillion on the stock market.

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Tesla, however, finds itself under the control of NHTSA’s autopilot, which probes its autopilot system for safety concerns.

The automaker has also agreed to update its software to prevent drivers from playing video games on the car’s system while the vehicle is in motion, following a government security investigation.

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