Electric car maker Tesla produced more than 360,000 vehicles in 2019, a record high, up more than 40 percent year-on-year and meeting its full-year delivery target of 360,000 to 400,000 vehicles. Tesla’s delivery target for last year was largely due to a significant increase in Model 3 production.
Model 3 produced 302.276 million vehicles last year and delivered 300.6 million to consumers, accounting for 82.8 percent of Tesla’s full-year production and 81.9 percent of deliveries. Compared to 2018, Model 3 production increased by 97.6% in 2019 and delivery increased by 106.4%.
But while Model 3 production and delivery have increased significantly, there has been a significant decline in model S and Model X production.
The Model S and Model X will produce 62,918 vehicles in 2019 and deliver 66,600 to consumers, down 38 percent and 32.9 percent, respectively, from 101,553 and 99,310 in 2018, according to Tesla.
Model S and Model X also have significant lying in 2019 compared to 2017. Tesla delivered 101,250 Model S and Model X to consumers in 2017, down 34.2 percent from 66,600 in 2019.
Production from Tesla Model S and Model X fell sharply last year, and may still be related to the changes they made to the production line.
In May, Tesla insiders revealed that they had begun to adjust the plant to ensure the production of model Y at its fremont, Calif., plant, integrating the Model S and Model X into a single production line, which is bound to affect production of both models. At the end of the month, Tesla employees revealed that they no longer produce model S and Model X at night.
Model S and Model X have been in production for a long time compared to the Model 3, which started production in 2012 and delivered in the second quarter of that year, and model X, which began in the third quarter of 2013, with both models in production for more than six years. It will be interesting to see how long the two electric cars will continue to be produced in 2019, given the sharp drop in production deliveries in 2019, but Tesla has yet to release anything.