Tesla was incorporated as an electric vehicle manufacturer in July 2003.
Initially, the company faced significant difficulties when it came to developing technology, producing prototypes, and scaling manufacturing. Elon Musk joined the company as chairman in 2004. Early on, he stated that Tesla had just a 10% chance of success.
Despite the major hurdles encountered, the company produced its one-millionth car in March 2020.
Today, Tesla delivers more than 200,000 vehicles each quarter, with plans to ramp up production significantly in the future.
From revenue to the number of charging stations, here’s a breakdown of everything you’ll find out about on this page:
- Key Tesla Stats
- Tesla vehicle deliveries
- Tesla vehicle production
- Total Teslas Sold
- Tesla annual revenue
- Tesla Supercharger locations
- Tesla Supercharger stations by country
- Tesla manufacturing facilities
- Tesla’s worldwide sales
- Tesla sales in the US
- Tesla sales in China
- Tesla sales in Europe
- How many people work at Tesla?
Key Tesla Stats
- Tesla has sold 473,136 electric cars in the first 8 months of 2021. More than any other electric vehicle manufacturer worldwide.
- Since 2009, Tesla has produced a total of 1.91 million vehicles.
- Tesla has manufactured 386,759 vehicles in the first two quarters of 2021 alone.
- Tesla’s revenue in Q1 + Q2 2021 was$22.35 billion.
- 70,757 employees work at Tesla worldwide.
Tesla vehicle deliveries
In the first six months of 2021, Tesla delivered 184,877 vehicles in Q1 and 201,304 vehicles in Q2. This represents a year over year growth of over 121%.
From 2017 to 2020, annual Tesla deliveries have increased 4.85x.
Here’s a comprehensive overview of Tesla deliveries since Q1 2013:
Tesla vehicle production
Tesla also produced over 200,000 vehicles in Q2 2021. This was the first quarter that Tesla has both produced and delivered over 200,000 vehicles. Vehicle production in Q2 shows a year over year growth of an impressive 151%.
Tesla’s annual vehicle production has increased 5.06x from 2017 to 2020. For perspective, it took the company 181 days to manufacture 50,000 Tesla vehicles in 2017. Today, the same number of vehicles can be produced in just 36 days.
Here’s a complete breakdown of Tesla vehicle production since 2014:
Total Teslas Sold
According to Tesla investor reports, Tesla has sold 1,917,450 electric vehicles to date.
Interestingly, 32% of all Teslas sold since 2016 have been sold so far in 2021.
Tesla annual revenue
In 2020, Tesla generated $31.54 billion in annual revenue. That’s an increase of 28.31% compared to 2019. In the first six months of 2021, Tesla’s revenue is already $22.35 billion.
Over the last 7 years, Tesla’s revenue has grown at a CAGR of 48.19%.
We’ve charted the growth in Tesla’s annual revenue since 2008:
|2021 (Q1+Q2)||$22.35 billion|
Tesla Supercharger locations
Supercharger is Tesla’s fast-charging network.
Tesla operates 3,059 Supercharger stations in over 40 countries as of October 2021. The number of Supercharger locations has increased by 86.07% over the last two years (July 2019 – July 2021).
In the last 3 years alone (July 2018 – July 2021), Tesla has added 1,652 new Supercharger stations.
Here’s a table showing the number of active Supercharger stations since 2013:
Tesla Supercharger stations by country
As of October 2021, the US and China account for 65.54% of all Tesla Supercharger stations. The two countries contain a combined 2005 Supercharger locations.
While the Tesla Supercharger network extends to over 40 countries, the vast majority (86.6%) of stations are located in just 10 countries.
With that, here’s a table that contains the full data:
|United Kingdom||87 (2.84%)|
|South Korea||53 (1.73%)|
Tesla manufacturing facilities
Tesla has 6 manufacturing facilities spanning 3 countries: the United States, China and Germany.
4 of Tesla’s plants are already in operation. As well as the original Fremont Factory in California, there are active production lines at the Gigafactory Nevada, Gigafactory New York and Gigafactory Shanghai.
As of June 2021, the remaining 2 facilities (Gigafactory Berlin and Gigafactory Texas) are under construction.
Across its Fremont and Shanghai locations, Tesla has an installed annual production capacity of 1.05 million vehicles.
Tesla’s worldwide sales
Tesla sold 499,535 vehicles in 2020, making it the most popular EV manufacturer. This year, Tesla has outsold SAIC-GM-Wuling, its closest competitor, by 77.06%. By the end of August 2021, Tesla nearly surpassed their total vehicle sales in 2020 with 473,136 vehicle sales.
Here’s a list of the top 10 car manufacturers between January and August 2021:
Tesla sales in the US
The Tesla Model Y was the most popular electric vehicle in the US ranked by a number of deliveries in Q1 2021. 48,364 Model Y vehicles were delivered in the first quarter of 2021. Tesla Model 3 claims second place with 26,983 quarterly deliveries in the country.
All Tesla models combined claimed 74.49% of all US electric vehicle deliveries in the first quarter of 2021.
Here are the most popular electric vehicles in the US ranked by the number of delivers in Q1 2021:
|Model||Number of deliveries|
|Tesla Model Y||48,354|
|Tesla Model 3||26,983|
|Chevy Bolt EV||9,025|
|Ford Mustang Mach-E||6,614|
|Audi e-tron + e-tron Sportback||4,324|
|Tesla Model S||505|
|Tesla Model X||505|
Tesla sales in China
As of August 2021, the Tesla Model 3 was the second most sold plug-in vehicle in China. A total of 92,755 Model 3s and 59,900 Model Ys have been sold throughout the year.
Here’s a ranking of the top 10 most popular plug-in vehicles in China in 2021:
|Plug-in vehicle model||Sales|
|Wuling Hongguang Mini EV||253,704|
|Tesla Model 3||92,755|
|Tesla Model Y||59,900|
|BYD Han (BEV)||50,455|
|Li Xiang One EREV||48,176|
|Changan Benni EV||45,206|
|BYD Qin Plus PHEV||43,456|
|Great Wall Ora Black Cat||41,760|
|GAC Aion S||41,192|
Based on monthly sales data from August 2021, the Tesla Model Y is the third most sold electric vehicle in China. A low-cost alternative, the Wuling HongGuang Mini EV, recorded 41,188 sales in a single month. That’s 3.55x more than the Tesla Model Y.
Here’s a ranking of the top 10 most sold plug-in vehicles in China in August 2021:
|Plug-in vehicle model||Sales|
|Wuling HongGuang Mini EV||41,188|
|BYD Qin Plus PHEV||13,043|
|Tesla Model Y||11,576|
|Li Xiang One EREV||9,433|
|SAIC Roewe Clever EV||8,913|
|BYD Song Pro PHEV||8,726|
|BYD Qin Plus PHEV||7,633|
|Changan Benni EV||7,358|
|BYD Han (BEV)||6,198|
Tesla sales in Europe
At the end of August 2021, the Tesla Model 3 was the most sold plug-in vehicle in Europe. 76,440 vehicles have been sold across the continent. That’s 71.29% more than the most popular EV model in Europe, the Volkswagen ID.3.
Here’s a ranking of the top 10 most sold plug-in electric vehicles in Europe between January and August 2021:
|Plug-in vehicle model||Sales|
|Tesla Model 3||76,440|
|Ford Kuga PHEV||32,507|
|Volvo XC40 PHEV||29,356|
|Kia Niro EV||28,393|
|Hyundai Kona EV||28,260|
|Fiat 500 Electric||26,064|
How many people work at Tesla?
Worldwide, 70,757 full-time employees work at Tesla and its subsidiaries. Tesla’s employee count has grown by 47.36% since 2019, in which time the company has added 22,741 new employees.
Here’s a table showing the Tesla employee count since 2010:
The average compensation at Tesla in the US is an estimated $153,755. Tesla employees working in the US on an H1-B visa receive a median base salary of $130,000
That’s it for my list of Tesla statistics.
Hopefully, the facts and figures I’ve included here have helped shed some light on Tesla’s growth story. It will be interesting to see if the company can continue on its upward trajectory.
Now I want to hear from you:
Do you think Tesla can maintain and grow its dominant position in the EV market? And how will the company fare compared to the traditional automobile industry giants?
I’d also be happy to answer any questions you may have about the data you’ve read here. And I always love suggestions about how to make these roundups even better.
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