Tesla sold 241,300 cars in the third quarter while other automakers saw big drops

(The Verge) — Tesla has bucked the wider trend of declining sales brought on by the global chip shortage in the third quarter this year, as it sold 241,300 cars — a total of 102,000 more vehicles than the same quarter last year. It’s the most Tesla has ever sold in a quarter (and for some added perspective, the company sold 367,500 in all of 2019).

The company managed to deliver more vehicles once again despite the fact that major automakers saw huge drops this past quarter. General Motors, the largest automaker in the US, said Friday morning that it only sold 446,997 vehicles in the third quarter — a 33 percent drop from the same period last year.

Tesla has avoided similar problems in part because it has been sourcing different semiconductors and rewriting software on the fly to make those chips work in place of the ones not currently available. Beyond that, the company continues to see strong sales in China, where it started making and selling vehicles in early 2020. The Model Y SUV has also become a popular option in the United States, and Tesla just started selling them in Europe, too.

Even more production is set to come online in the coming months, too, as Tesla has built an enormous part of its factory in Austin, Texas and is finally making it through some of the last approvals to start operating its new plant outside Berlin, Germany. That’s despite delaying some products, like the Cybertruck and second-generation Roadster. Click here to read the source article sales Original Article By: Sean O’Kane

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Rising Dough - the question(s) that we need to think about from the reading.Why was Tesla so successful in the third quarter in comparison to other major automakers? What can the auto industry do in the future, so they do not have to shut down?

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3 thoughts on “Tesla sold 241,300 cars in the third quarter while other automakers saw big drops”
  1. There are a handful of factors towards why is Tesla is out-selling other big named cars brands, a couple of reasons for this is because a Tesla doesn’t need gas to operate while regular cars do and this is a benefit because they could be saving upwards $3.00 on gas and just charge their car. Another reason why people are buying a lot more Tesla’s is because of how the market looks like right now.

  2. The tesla is in other bigger brands and that because it is a car that does not use gasoline and it is very comfortable because it drives you alone and that and so it is better and more comfortable and it is also bought by a lot of people

  3. Tesla was so successful in the 3rd quarter because their cars don’t use gasoline and more people are switch to electric cars to help the world. In the future, other auto industries can try to persuade consumers how their cars are better and possibly make an electric car to see how the sells go.

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