Tesla was the car brand of the year 2021. With its electric cars, the firm of Elon Musk achieved a record year, again.
While the year 2021 has just ended, the time has come to take stock for many big names in the automotive world. Already very affected in 2020 by the pandemic which had stopped sales as rarely, 2021 will have been another complicated year for dealers who, after having struggled to sell their stocks in 2020, had the greatest difficulty in having stock in 2021.
Indeed, this year 2021 was marked by the shortage of semiconductors which paralyzed many factories around the world. Whereas automobile production lines were at a standstill, one brand has managed to stand out. Indeed, it is Tesla, yet the most connected of the automotive brands that has best managed the crisis and the shortage.
A shortage? Not at Tesla anyway
Indeed, over the past 12 months, Tesla has not been hampered, at least very little, by the shortage. While the brand’s first quarterly results had already been very good to start 2021, the brand’s good figures therefore continued throughout the year. Tesla closed its 2021 fiscal year by approaching the mark of one million vehicles sold.
According to the company’s own figures, the latter would have managed to sell no less than 936,172 cars in 2021. A figure up almost 100%, the company having sold a little less than 500,000 copies in 2020. If this This year again, the objective has not been fully achieved, some 60,000 cars are missing for this, Tesla nevertheless achieves a record year 2021, and signs with a fourth quarter to 308,600 copies a new record over three months.
Model S and X: Tesla’s black spot
If we look at Tesla’s figures in detail, we can read that the year was not as bright as expected for the Model S and X. These two vehicles, the most upscale, have indeed passed two years. times less well in 2021. Tesla had managed to sell a little more than 57,000 in 2020, against only 24,969, to be precise, in 2021.
But this shadow on the table of the year is indeed the only one. Big winner of 2021, the Tesla Model 3 has managed to sell several hundred thousand copies. While 2022 should mark the arrival of a European production, with the construction of the Berlin gigafactory, Elon Musk and his teams now hope to be able to aim for 2 million for 2022, which seems the perfect year for that.