Tesla is one of the largest BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) manufacturers in the world. But how big are its numbers, in fact? These new 3D video series will help you better understand them.
Tesla has already established itself as the largest manufacturer of electric vehicles in the world and one of the most relevant and innovative brands – if not The Most - on the current scene. Its plans for the future are most promising, although many figures it can show today are already colossal for such a recently created brand (as compared to legacy automakers): more than 110,000 workers worldwide and a production that by mid-2022 already exceeded 500,000 electric cars.
These are figures that for many people may go unnoticed mainly due to the problems of actually understanding what they mean; however, in order to illustrate these numbers in a more visual way, 3D production specialist Red Side has published two videos about the Austin electric car company on its YouTube channel, where it usually presents interesting and curious footage on many different issues.
In the case of the two videos about Tesla, on August 5 they published a very illustrative clip in which the increasing numbers in the brand's personnel can be seen, spread over the last 12 years, starting in 2010 when it only had 899 workers. The scale is very noticeable as the years go by and shows the company needed an ever greater number of people; in the video you can also see how in recent months the company has expanded its staff by just over 10,000 people, as compared to the last figures for 2021.
However, the high number of personnel working for the company - despite its spectacular visuals - is notably lower than the number of vehicles marketed. In a second video published by this same 3D producer, the advance in the production of electric cars by the Austin company can be seen in an equally illustrative way.
Although Tesla began its business operations almost 20 years ago - back in 2003 - it was not until the year 2008 that it actually began with the first deliveries of the Tesla Roadster its original model, which even today is highly valued on the second-hand market. Its next model to arrive was the Tesla Model S and it is with it that the company achieved greater status and fame worldwide.
However, the beginning of the footage specifically begins in 2014, when Tesla was already positioned as a serious, competitive EV brand that needed to be taken into account by other companies in the sector. At that time the firm had a total production of 35,000 units, while its revenues were $3,200 million. As the years have passed Tesla has drawn a steady, ascending trend on sales and orders, exceeding 930,000 units produced in 2021 and exceeding half a million in the first semester of 2022.
Looking ahead to the coming years, Tesla's expansion plans go ahead at full speed; in fact they are already thinking of building new manufacturing plants in other strategic points around the globe, as well as reaching an annual production of more than 2 million EV units for next year. In addition – and as usual - the company is always there as the "brand to beat" for other rivals – legacy automakers - more historically established in the automotive field.
Source: Red Side
All images courtesy of Tesla Inc.
Nico Caballero is the VP of Finance of Cogency Power, specializing in solar energy. He also holds a Diploma in Electric Cars from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and enjoys doing research about Tesla and EV batteries. He can be reached at @NicoTorqueNews on Twitter. Nico covers Tesla and electric vehicle latest happenings at Torque News.