Tesla sold 241,300 cars in the third quarter of 2021, which is 102,000 more than the same time period last year.
That’s just over half of the 446,997 cars GM sold in the past three months, but that number represents a sharp 33% year-over-year decline for GM, meaning it has sold more cars than Subaru globally in the past three months, he said. Engadget website.
Tesla’s rise comes as other manufacturers have felt the brunt of the global chip shortage, as Tesla begins sourcing different silicon, rehabilitating its software to work with those new components.
The company recently started selling its popular Model Y in Europe and it’s still relatively new in the Chinese market as well, which gives it plenty of room to grow.
But the company still faces an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board in the United States. There are only two months left of a massive recall of nearly 300,000 vehicles in China, with the Roadster, Cybertruck and the electric semi-truck all facing long delays.