Tesla achieves record sales, but falls below forecasts in 2022

Tesla fell short of the more than 50% increase in deliveries forecast for this year.

Tesla announced that it delivered 1.31 million electric cars in 2022, a record and 40% more than in 2021, but the figure is lower than its forecasts and those of Wall Street.

Elon Musk ‘s company has set itself the goal of increasing its sales by 50% each year in the long term. That goal can fluctuate.

Less than forecasts

In a statement released this Monday, the firm highlighted the impact of the covid on its operations, after the closure of its factory in China for several weeks and problems in the supply chain.

Analysts expected more: their estimates reached 427,000 vehicle deliveries in the fourth quarter, but the figure remained at 405,000.

Tesla offered special promotions to those who agreed to buy a new vehicle before the end of the year.

Some specialists in the automotive sector fear that the demand for Tesla cars will drop, with prices above other competitors, in a context of economic uncertainty.

After rising sharply in 2020 and 2021, Tesla ‘s stock fell 65% in 2022. (AFP)