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Tesla sold 76,965 Chinese-made vehicles in August, up 173% from the previous month

September 10, 2022 2:35 am

In August, Tesla nearly triple its sales from a month ago, data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) showed.

The US carmaker delivered 76,965 vehicles in August, a 173% month-on-month increase, and Model Y established a monthly delivery record of 62,169 units, a 295% month-on-month increase.

42,463 units of China-made Model 3s and Model Ys were exported in August. In July, it sold 28,217 vehicles and exported 19,756.

In July, production lines for the Model 3 and Model Y were suspended for a period of time for upgrades, hampering capacity. Therefore, Tesla ramped up production in August to accelerate deliveries of the Model 3 and Model Y to customers.

It slashed the delivery waiting time for its two best-selling models to a maximum of 14 weeks in China, while buyers of the rear-wheel drive Model Y can pick up the SUV in a month after placing the order.

From January through August of this year, the Shanghai Gigafactory produced 399,939 Tesla vehicles, about 160,000 of which were exported.

According to CPCA, China's overall passenger car sales in August jumped 28.4% from a year earlier to 1.9 million.

BYD led the electric vehicle producers with 173,977 cars delivered in August, while Nio , Xpeng and Li Auto delivered 10,677, 9,578 and 4,571 vehicles, respectively.