Tesla delivered a record number of cars in 2020, according to a recent company statement. In fact, such was its productivity during the year that it only narrowly missed out on its target of half a million vehicles.
Elon Musk’s electric vehicle manufacturer delivered 180,570 cars to customers and produced 179,757 in the fourth quarter of the year, the company said in a statement on Saturday.
Tesla’s previous record was 139,300 vehicles delivered in the third quarter of 2020.
For the full year, Tesla delivered 499,550 cars to customers and produced 509,737 units.
The firm said its delivery count was conservative and that final numbers could vary by up to half a percentage point or more.
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