Model3 (Tesla)

Sep 13, 2021

On September 9, ALD Automotive launched operational leasing services for corporates and small to medium sized companies for Tesla’s electric vehicles in 16 countries across Europe. ALD Automotive is Tesla’s preferred operational leasing partner in Europe and clients may now benefit from ALD Automotive’s full-service leasing packages for Model 3, Model Y, Model S and Model X. All models benefit from tire change, breakdown assistance, insurance and vehicle registration, as well as maintenance provided through Tesla’s locations throughout Europe, as well as mobile service.
Vehicles are available with flexible durations and mileage and can be customized directly on Tesla’s website. The lease is managed by ALD Automotive for the duration of the contract. Private individuals also have access to full-service leasing services for Tesla’s full range of passenger car models in France, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands and Denmark.
ALD Automotive press release

Jul 28, 2021

On July 26, Tesla posted its largest-ever quarterly profit, USD 1.14 billion, as it delivered a record number of vehicles in the second quarter.
Revenue during the quarter grew 98% to USD 12.0 billion, with automotive gross margins hitting 28%.
Automotive revenue grew 97% YoY in Q2 to USD 10.21 billion, with an operating margin of 11.0%.
Model S/X production reached 2,340 and deliveries reached 1,895 units in the second quarter, while Model 3/Y production reached 204,081 and deliveries reached 199,409 units.
Total production reached 206,421units and deliveries reached 201,304 units in Q2.
Tesla says it remains on track to build its first Model Y vehicles in Berlin and Austin in 2021.
Buildout of Gigafactory Texas continued to progress in Q2 with commissioning having begun in some areas of the factory.
Due to strong U.S. demand and global average cost optimization, Tesla has completed the transition of Gigafactory Shanghai as the primary vehicle export hub to most markets, including Europe.
Tesla has shifted the launch of the Semi truck program to 2022, and is making progress on the industrialization of Cybertruck, which is currently planned for Austin production subsequent to Model Y.
Tesla successfully validated performance and lifetime of its new 4680 cells produced at our Kato facility in California. With field quality and yield at viable levels, the company’s focus is now on improving the 10% of manufacturing processes that currently bottleneck production output.

(Tesla release on July 26, 2021)

Jul 09, 2021

On July 8, Tesla Inc. debuted a significantly cheaper version of its locally built Model Y crossover in China as deliveries for June slipped amid concern over recent negative publicity.
Wholesale shipments of China-made Teslas decreased 0.9% in June to 33,155 from 33,463 units in May, which itself represented a surge of almost 30% from April.
Tesla began taking orders for the new standard-range version of the Model Y, which starts at CNY 276,000 (USD 42,600), and has a range of 525 km.
That amount is about 20% less than the original longer-range Model Y, which can run for 594 km (369 mi.) on a single charge.
Because the new version is priced under CNY 300,000, it is eligible for a new-energy vehicle state subsidy, making its price only 10% higher than Tesla’s most-basic Model 3 sedan built at Gigafactory Shanghai.
Deliveries of the new Model Y version will begin as soon as August.
(multiple sources on July 8, 2021)

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