Tesla has now manufactured one million electric cars, Elon Musk, the company's CEO, announced on Twitter. Musk congratulated the Tesla team, sharing a picture of the millionth car, a red Model Y and another picture with the same car surrounded by the team that built it.
Congratulations Tesla team on making our 1,000,000th car!! pic.twitter.com/5M99a9LLQi— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 10, 2020
Roadster, Telsa's first consumer car, was released in 2008, which means it has taken the company over 12 years to hit the million mark. Automakers like Toyota or the Volkswagen Group each produce over ten million vehicles every year. However, this milestone is a remarkable achievement since Tesla only manufactures electric vehicles. According to the firm's January earning reports, it stated that it expects to ship over 500,000 cars worldwide this year, so it could be reaching the two million mark soon.
Tesla delivered its first batch of Chinese manufactured Model 3 cars from its Shanghai Gigafactory at the end of last year, which has also helped the company hit the million-car milestone. The company is also in the process of preparing its fourth Gigafactory near Berlin, which has faced opposition from environmental groups.
Tesla is expected to begin shipping the Model Y starting this month, which is well ahead of its initial Fall 2020 estimate.
Via The Verge