Tesla (TSLA) was founded in 2003 and named after the 19th-century inventor Nikola Tesla, famous for discovering the properties of rotating electromagnetic fields. Although Elon Musk is now inextricably linked with Tesla, he only joined the company a year after its inception. He invested $30 million into Tesla, became the chairman of its Board of Directors, and helped raise money from Google’s founders several years later.
The prototype for the Tesla Roadster, the company’s first electric car, was unveiled in 2006 and entered production in 2008. Through June 2009, 500 Roadsters were sold for $98,000 apiece.
In 2017, Tesla tapped into the mainstream market by launching its Model 3 vehicle, which became the world’s most popular plug-in electric car in 2020, with worldwide unit sales of roughly 501,000 in 2021. Between January and March 2022, Tesla broke its own delivery record, when its car deliveries crossed the 310,000-unit threshold.
Continue reading to find the latest Tesla statistics for 2022.
In the article below, we will cover the following:
- Tesla Statistics for 2021-2022
- What Is Tesla’s Annual Revenue?
- How Many Tesla Vehicles Are Sold Each Year?
- How Many Tesla Vehicles Are Sold by Country?
- How Many Tesla Charging Stations Exist?
- How Many Days Does It Take Tesla to Supply Its Vehicles?
- How Many Manufacturing Facilities Does Tesla Have?
- How Many Employees Does Tesla Have?
- How Many Engineers Work for Tesla?
Tesla Statistics for 2021-2022
- Tesla earned $53.8 billion in revenue in 2021.
- Tesla’s revenue was $22.35 billion in Q1 and Q2, 2021.
- Tesla delivered 938,172 vehicles in 2021.
- The Tesla Model 3 had 501,000 unit sales worldwide in 2021.
- Deliveries of Tesla’s Model 3 and Model Y accounted for 97% of Tesla’s sales volume in 2021.
- Tesla manufactured 386,759 EVs in Q1 and Q2, 2021.
- Tesla sold 473,078 vehicles in China in 2021.
- There were 3,724 Tesla supercharger stations globally in Q1, 2022.
- Tesla sold more than 310,000 vehicles in Q1, 2022.
- Tesla’s vehicle deliveries amounted to 254,700 units in Q2, 2022.
- Tesla earned $16.934 billion in the quarter ending June 30, 2022.
- Tesla’s revenue for the 12 months ending June 30, 2022, was $67.166 billion.
- Tesla employs 99,920 people worldwide.
Tesla Top Picks Statistics Since Inception:
- Tesla has sold 1,917,450 units since its beginning.
- Tesla has made 1,091,000 EVs since 2009.
- Tesla’s Model 3 was the first electric car to have more than 1 million sales.
- Tesla’s Model Y sold 80,000 vehicles in 2020.
- In 2013, Tesla’s Model S was the first EV to receive the Car of the Year Award from Motor Trend.
- Tesla’s Model X was named the safest SUV in the EV market in 2015.
What Is Tesla’s Annual Revenue?
Tesla earned $53.8 billion in sales revenue in 2021. This was up from $31.5 billion earned in 2020, with a 70.64% growth in sales during 2021. In 2022, Tesla remains the largest EV manufacturer in terms of revenue and market share, followed by Volkswagen.
Tesla sold more than 310,000 vehicles in Q1, 2022, and its vehicle deliveries amounted to 254,700 units in Q2, 2022. Tesla’s revenue for the quarter ending June 30, 2022, was $16.934 billion, a 41.61% increase year-over-year. Tesla’s revenue for the twelve months ending June 30, 2022, was $67.166 billion, a 60.45% increase year-over-year.
|Year (since 2009)||Annual Revenue (Millions of US $)|
Tesla Q3 2022 Earnings
Tesla reported third-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday, October 19 (See: Tesla Earnings Report), with shares falling by more than 4% after hours after the results crossed. The EV maker beat on the bottom line but missed on the top line. Tesla reported Q3 EPS of $1.05, $0.02 better than the analyst estimate of $1.03. Revenue rose 56% to $21.45 billion versus the consensus estimate of $22.5 billion.
“Tesla’s awful quarter is the latest sign that growing macroeconomic uncertainty is having some impact on demand for its electric vehicles” said Jesse Cohen, senior analyst at Investing.com. “Coming out of 3Q earnings, we have decreased conviction in Tesla’s ability to accelerate revenue growth, expand operating margins, and increase free cash flow.”
How Many Tesla Vehicles Are Sold Each Year?
Tesla’s annual production rates have steadily been increasing. In 2014, the company made only 35,000 vehicles. In the first half of 2021, Tesla produced 386,759 cars, with 184,877 vehicles delivered in Q1 and 201,304 in Q2. Overall, in 2021, Tesla produced 930,422 EVs and delivered 936,222, thereby setting a new record. Compared to 2020, these numbers suggest a year-over-year growth of 82.5%.
There were 906,032 Model 3/Y vehicles produced, which constituted a growth of 99%, compared to 2020. In the same year, Tesla produced 24,390 Model S/X cars, 56% less year-over-year. The deliveries of the latter model were also 56% down by comparison to 2020, standing at 24,980 vehicles. Deliveries of the Tesla Model 3/Y amounted to 911,242, which was 106% higher than in 2020.
|Year (since 2013)||Production|
In the first and the second quarters of this year, Tesla made 564,750 vehicles. Analysts predict that Tesla’s rapid growth can accelerate in the third quarter and beyond. Speaking at the annual shareholder meeting, Elon Musk mentioned the company’s future production plans, saying that by the end of 2022, Tesla might reach an annual production run rate of 2 million vehicles:
“We’re aiming to achieve a 2 million vehicle run-rate by the end of the year… Thanks to the hard work of the Tesla team, we’ve already been able to achieve a 1.5 million unit annualized run rate. And depending on how the rest of this year goes, I think we might get close to, or will get approximately at the 1.5 million mark, and will be exiting the year at a 2 million-unit run-rate,” Musk said.
How Many Tesla Vehicles Are Sold by Country?
Tesla sold and delivered the majority of its vehicles in China in 2021. Of these electric cars, 478,078 were made in Tesla’s production facility, Gigafactory Shanghai. From its American facilities, Gigafactory Texas and Gigafactory California, Tesla sold 301,998 vehicles.
The company is gaining popularity in Europe. In 2021, it sold 169,507 vehicles in European countries, where the Tesla Model 3 was named Europe’s favorite electric vehicle. In 2019, the Netherlands bought the largest number of Tesla cars among European countries – 30,911 vehicles. Norway and Germany followed the Netherlands’ example with 18,798 and 10,711 cars purchased respectively.
In Europe, the annual sales of Tesla have been showing the following upward trajectory since 2012:
|Year (since 2012)||Sales|
In the United States, Tesla was the first manufacturer to reach 200,000 cumulative sales of electric vehicles, arriving at the end of its government subsidy cap of $,5000 per sold car. In other words, since January 2020, no Tesla vehicle sold in the USA has received any subsidy. The annual sales of Tesla vehicles in the US were as follows:
|Year (since 2014)||Sales|
Tesla started the production of its vehicles in China in 2018. In January 2020, Tesla’s Chinese Gigafactory started the output of the Tesla Model 3 Sedan and batteries. The production of the Tesla Model Y began on the Chinese mainland in 2021.
Annual sales of Tesla cars in China boast the following climbing trajectory:
|Year (since 2019)||Sales|
How Many Tesla Charging Stations Exist?
At the beginning of 2022, there were 3,724 Tesla Supercharger stations around the world. Tesla’s Superchargers, that is, charging stations, are scattered across cities and towns to enable Tesla’s owners to charge their vehicles in fifteen minutes. As Tesla’s sales increased, the company made an all-out effort to provide people with charging stations. From July 2018 to July 2021, Tesla has added 1,652 new Supercharger stations.
In the last quarter of 2021, Tesla operated 3,059 Supercharger stations in over forty countries. From July 2019 to July 2021, the number of charging stations for Tesla electronic vehicles has grown by 86.07%.
The table below shows the number of Supercharger locations from January 2013 to August 2022:
|Date||Number of Supercharges|
In October 2021, the majority of Tesla Superchargers were located in the United States of America and China. These two countries together account for 65.53% of all Tesla charging stations and between them have 2005 Superchargers: the USA boasts 1159 Tesla charging facilities, which is 37.88% of all locations, and China has 846 of them, which amounts to 27.65% of all Superchargers. Canada has 125 or 4.08% of all Tesla’s Supercharger locations.
As of October 2021, forty European countries had Tesla Supercharger stations, with 86.6% of facilities found in just 10 countries, as shown in the table below:
|Country||Number of Locations|
How Many Days Does It Take Tesla to Supply Its Vehicles?
Tesla has become more efficient in delivering vehicles to buyers. While six years ago, it took the company almost a month to deliver a car, now customers receive them within a week. Here is a table reflecting the downward trend in Tesla’s supply times:
|Year (since 2017)||Days to Supply|
How Many Manufacturing Facilities Does Tesla Have?
Tesla’s electric vehicles are produced in three countries: the United States, China, and Germany. There are six manufacturing facilities spread across these countries. Out of these six facilities, four have already been fully operational for several years. In addition to its original Fremont Factory located in California, Tesla added three more operating manufacturing facilities: Gigafactory Nevada, Gigafactory New York, and Gigafactory Shanghai in 2016, 2017, and 2018 respectively. Across its Fremont and Shanghai locations, Tesla has installed an annual production capacity of 1.5 million cars.
Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg was officially opened in Germany on March 22, 2022. The factory is designed to produce batteries, battery packs, and powertrains to be used in Tesla vehicles. As the Tesla Model Y vehicle was also planned to be assembled in this factory, the first Model Y Performance with 2170-cells was produced in April 2022.
Gigafactory Texas, located near Austin, Texas, started the limited production of Model Y at the end of 2021. The first deliveries of electric vehicles built at this factory took place on April 7, 2022. Gigafactory Texas is also planned to become the main place for the production of Tesla Cybertruck and the Tesla Semi and will serve as the site of Tesla’s corporate headquarters. It is the second biggest factory by size in the United States and the second largest building in the world by volume.
How Many Employees Does Tesla Have?
At the beginning of 2022, Tesla employeed a total of 99,920 workers. Just a year ago, the company had 70,757 full-time employees, which constituted 47.36% growth since 2019. Between 2019 and 2021, Tesla added 22,741 new employees. Since 2020, the company has employed 40% more people.
Earlier years saw a decline in the number of employees at Tesla’s facilities. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of people working for Tesla was reduced, causing its worldwide staff to shrink from 48,817 in 2018 to 48,016 in 2019. The year 2018 was more successful: it saw an increase of 30.03% from 2017. At present, Tesla is planning to employ 100,000 people in its plants worldwide, though this number does not include part-time employees. Therefore, there will be many more people working for Tesla.
How Many Engineers Work for Tesla?
Elon Musk stated in 2020 that Tesla employed 100 hardware engineers, 200 software engineers, and 500 engineers working on the FSD and Autopilot systems of Tesla vehicles. Tesla’s website explains that the company’s software engineers develop, debug, and deploy the software used in Tesla’s electronic vehicles.
These are some statistics describing the state of affairs at one of the most promising EV companies in 2022. Although Tesla’s stock has dropped from its all-time high of $1229.91 reached on November 04, 2021, it is still high. As of writing, Tesla is trading at $890.00. Considering that in 2011, TSLA shares cost a mere $4.92, the company has done exceptionally well since its inception. Although Tesla faces tough competition from other automakers, some of its EVs are on top of the electric vehicle market. It is the only company that simultaneously has several top-selling cars, such as Tesla Model Y (32.9% market share) and Tesla Model 3 (22.6%) and, therefore, might easily outclass and outsell other producers of electric vehicles.