Tesla delivered a record 241,300 electric vehicles in the third quarter of 2021, the U.S. automaker said in a statement. Compared to the same period last year (139,593), sales were up 72%.
As Bloomberg notes, such results will allow Ilon Musk’s company to achieve its goal for 2021 – to increase deliveries by more than 50% compared with last year’s figure (500,000 cars). For the first nine months of this year, Tesla has already handed over 627,000 electric cars to customers.
Research firm FactSet predicted the company would deliver 227,000 electric cars, while experts polled by Bloomberg thought the figure would be 223,677.
Tesla set the record despite a global chip shortage that has affected production throughout the auto industry.
Analysts polled by FactSet expect Tesla’s third-quarter profit to be about $1.1 billion on revenue of more than $13 billion.