August 3, according tomedia reports, Tesla’s model 3, launched at the end of March 2016 and delivered on July 28, is currently Tesla’s lowest-priced and the largest-ever and highest-volume electric vehicle, with production and deliveries exceeding 300,000 units last year, accounting for more than 80% of its total annual production.
The first half of this year was affected by more than a month of shutdowns at the Fremont assembly plant, but the Model 3 still had good deliveries in the first half of the year, thanks to rising capacity at the Shanghai super plant Model 3.
In the first half of this year, the Tesla Model 3 delivered 142,346 cars worldwide, making it the highest-selling electric vehicle, far more than any other model, and the only one to deliver more than 100,000, according to the agency.
The second-highest-selling electric car in the first half of the year was the Renault Zoe, with 37,154, just 26 percent of the Tesla Model 3.
Tesla had previously reported production and deliveries of the Model 3 in each quarter, but after the model Y was delivered this year, Tesla reported a combined production and delivery of the two models in each quarter, and will not publish the Model 3’s production and delivery volume separately.
Based on Tesla’s quarterly production and delivery, model 3 and Model Y produced 87,282 units in the first quarter of this year, delivered 76,200 units, 75,946 units in the second quarter, 80,050 units delivered, and delivered 156,250 units in the second quarter. Since Model Y only went into mass production in the first half of the year, production was far less than Model 3, and excluding Model Y production, model 3 was expected to exceed 140,000 vehicles, so the model 3 delivery data given by the research institute was still highly reliable.