Record quarter behind Tesla

For the first time, more than 200,000 electric cars were delivered in three months. One Model S Plaid climbing race won, another caught fire.


Breaking its own quarterly records, Tesla closed the second quarter of 2021 with the production of 206,421 vehicles and the delivery of 201,250 vehicles, even though the first set a company and electric car record. He is on the right track with this Elon Musk brand to have the 900,000 index in terms of production and customer delivery in 2021, as most cars are traditionally passed in the third and fourth quarters. What’s more, it may come together that the Gigafactory plants in Berlin and Texas are only expected to be put into trial operation this year, as they are still under construction.

The handover of the Gigafactory in Berlin is delayed for the time being, including the premiere of the European-made Model Y.
The handover of the Gigafactory in Berlin is delayed for the time being, including the premiere of the European-made Model Y. (source: Teslarati) [+]

That’s why dynamic growth can last until 2022, and realistically, then, the brutalist-style Cybertruck can roll on the roads. The strong growth is supported by Tesla’s popularity in Europe, with virtually only the Model 3 currently available, and the Model Y is expected to be the really popular model, with the crossover / SUV category catching on here. Model Y is not yet available for order in the Hungarian configurator, but due to licensing complications at the Berlin plant, the first few boats may be shipped from China to Europe, sales have fallen there after a brake expiration campaign, which has become so successful that the local government has also boarded that misinformation barrier, which ended with an apology from several press outlets.

During a factory visit, a prototype of Cybertruck is next to the Texas Gigafactory under construction
During a factory visit, a prototype of Cybertruck is next to the Texas Gigafactory under construction (source: Teslarati) [+]

Of course, Tesla has always been surrounded by a fan and critical camp reminiscent of Apple, and not a controversial case, but the CNBC’s information style, which set a recent quarterly record (up 121% year-on-year), throws a lot in branding ) Apostrophized with ‘performance below expectations’. Elon Musk’s company performed very well in a quarter when it also made headlines back home due to an alleged self-driving mod left and death so that, according to the headlines, no one was sitting in the driver’s seat when Tesla slammed into a tree and then caught fire.


However, it soon became clear that on the winding stage of the accident, without road painting, it was not really possible to turn on the driving assist functions, plus they did not drive quickly or deviate from the road, the American National Road Safety Council and according to his investigation, camera footage proves that the owner boarded the driver’s side at nine in the evening on April 17 and set in motion his Model S P100D, the power of which was not underestimated for the first time. Anyway, it was the luxury Model S and X that did not take part in the success of this quarter, as Tesla delivered only 1890 of these due to the relocation of production lines, mainly from Model S.

A couple of weeks ago, the 1020-horsepower Model S Plaid premiered and the first couple of dozen vehicles were delivered, the Unplugged Performance test pilot, Randy Pobst and he also took the hatched vehicle to the 2021 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race, known for its serious ascent, which he won the exhibition category with the above race. Another issue is that in the meantime, Tesla made headlines again: on Tuesday, supposedly lit up a Model S Plaid, the conditions of which are still under investigation. Statistically, in any case, a according to a voluntary publication by the brand Every 205 million miles, a Tesla ignites the U.S. average of 19 million miles, which is understandable anyway, because while lithium-ion batteries are flammable depending on the situation, gasoline- or diesel-fueled explosive engines are all the more so.

The Spent Model S Plaid in Pennsylvania
The Spent Model S Plaid in Pennsylvania (source: CNBC) [+]

As for accidents: in early 2021, when autopilot was turned on, there was an incident every 4.68 million miles and no autopilot every 1.99 million miles, but with basic Tesla occupant protection features turned on, compared to the U.S. average of 479,000 miles. . It is also recent news that the Tesla Model 3 has once again received the highest level of safety rating from the US IIHS Institute and a recommendation from Consumer Reports after losing them when the radar was simply removed from the sensor packs of Model 3 and Y vehicles manufactured from June. Now, the driving assist function is being switched to Tesla Vision, where it can map the environment, road conditions, vehicles, objects and pedestrians essentially without scattered cameras (and to a lesser extent ultrasonic sensors), radar or laser scanning systems and high-resolution maps.

Delivery of the rocket-laden Roadster is almost certain to slip by 2022
Delivery of the rocket-laden Roadster is almost certain to slip by 2022 (source: Tesla) [+]

This may be followed by the months-delayed beta version of FSD 9, a tight, open test of which will also offer driving assistance without the use of radar, even with full city self-driving, with 100% driver supervision for the time being. At the same time, the FSD subscription can be launched, in the framework of which those interested can activate the function for a monthly fee, although there are still many question marks around this. Musk also promises Tesla AI Day for July, where the upcoming Dojo supercomputer and its machine learning features are expected to be the focus. So there will be an event around the brand, probably with a positive and negative projection, in any case the securities market has reacted conservatively to the events indicated here as well.

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