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Tesla China Posts Yet Another Record Delivery Number

Tesla's sales numbers for the month of September have been released by China Passenger Car Association. Once again the EV maker has posted a record delivery number.

Tesla is in the process of massively expanding the company’s production capacity. According to the EV maker’s Battery Day presentation, Tesla plans to produce 20 million vehicles a year by 2030.

This will make Tesla by far the biggest automaker in the world producing twice as many vehicles as the current number 1 auto OEM, Volkswagen, which produces 10 million vehicles a year.

To achieve this lofty goal, Tesla has been expanding its production capacity all around the world. Currently, Tesla is building two brand new factories in two continents and expanding production capacity in another 2 factories.

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And now China delivery numbers for September have come out and they show the parabolic trajectory the EV maker is on. According to the data which came out via China Passenger Car Association, Tesla sold 56,006 vehicles just in the month of September.

The deliveries consisted of 52,153 vehicles sold in the domestic market and 3,853 vehicles exported to various countries in Europe and Asia.

And when broken down by vehicle type the deliveries consisted of 19,150 Model 3s and 33,003 Model Ys. This gives Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory a ran rate of 670,000 vehicles a year. The September numbers are also a huge increase from that of August and July when Tesla delivered 44,264 and 24,347 vehicles respectively.

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What is even more impressive is Tesla is still ramping up Model Y production at Giga Shanghai. And when the Model Y production line is fully ramped it’s not too far-fetched to imagine Tesla delivering 1 million vehicles a year.

According to Elon Musk, he expects the Model Y to sell more than the Model 3, S, and X combined. This makes sense given the Model Y is in the crossover segment which is by far the largest automotive segment in the world.

For the quarter ending September 30, Tesla announced the company has delivered a record 241,000 vehicles. For the blowout quarter, Elon thanked all Tesla employees however Musk also gave out a special shoutout for the Tesla China team.

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At Tesla’s recent annual shareholders’ meeting, Musk acknowledged Giga Shanghai’s rapid production growth rate. However, more than the rapid increase in production, Musk appreciated how the growth happened with very little drama.

The Giga Shanghai record September production numbers also bode well for Tesla to hit the company’s internal production target of 1 million vehicles for 2021.

We will keep you posted as Tesla grows production throughout the world. Make sure to visit our site regularly for the latest updates.

So what do you think? Can Tesla maintain this production growth number for the next several years? Also, do you think the company will run into demand problems? Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below.

For more information check out: Tesla Increases Vehicle Prices As High Demand Pushes Delivery Dates 9 Months Out Also, see Tesla 4680: Giga Texas to Begin Production in 2022 and a Short Review of Battery Tech

Tinsae Aregay has been following Tesla and The evolution of the EV space on a daily basis for several years. He covers everything about Tesla from the cars to Elon Musk, the energy business, and autonomy. Follow Tinsae on Twitter at @TinsaeAregay for daily Tesla news.