Tesla nearing 3 million electric vehicles sold

Tesla is about to become the first automaker to sell 3 million electric vehicles (EVs). Showing just how much Tesla has grown recently, this significant milestone will come just one year after they reached 2 million deliveries.

According to data compiled by CleanTechnica, Tesla had delivered 2,899,877 vehicles up to June 30, or the end of the second quarter of 2022. With Fremont and Giga Shanghai running at full steam and Giga Berlin and Giga Texas ramping production, the 3 millionth delivery will likely take place sometime in late July or early August.

To put that number into perspective, Tesla delivered its first car, the Roadster in 2008. It wasn’t until March 2020, or 12 years later before Tesla reached 1 million cumulative deliveries, an impressive accomplishment in its own right.

However the 12 years it took for Tesla to reach 1 million pales in comparison to their exponential growth since then.

Tesla increased their output to 2 million in Q3 2021 according to InsideEVs, and will again add another million one year later, sometime in Q3 2022.

That exponential growth is thanks to their two mass-market EVs, the Model 3 and Model Y which were introduced in 2017 and 2020 respectively.

With a three year head start the Model 3 is the top-selling EV for Tesla having accumulated over 1.5 million sales in its five year run.

The Model Y is gaining ground quickly and has already accumulated over 800,000 deliveries in just over two years on the market. With its increasing popularity, already outselling the Model 3 in a number of markets including in California, it is only a matter of time before the electric SUV overtakes its sibling.

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