Tesla has reached one of its goals, which once sounded a bit too lofty and ambitious: manufacturing one million electric vehicles by 2020. Company chief Elon Musk has shared a couple of images on Twitter congratulating his team for making Tesla's 1 millionth car. One of the photos is a red Model Y, most likely the millionth EV to come off its production line, while the other is the same car surrounded by company personnel.
Congratulations Tesla team on making our 1,000,000th car!! pic.twitter.com/5M99a9LLQi— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 10, 2020
There was a time when even the company's executives admitted that they might not hit a million cars this year and only reach a number close to it. And that seemed to be a likely scenario for a while, considering Tesla suffered from production woes affecting the Model 3 over the past few years.
Still, the achievement didn't come out of left field: Tesla is thriving in the US market, whereas its competitors are having a hard time time selling EVs in the country. Its car shipments even grew by 50 percent last year, thanks to the success of the Model 3 sedan. The company is also expected to start shipping its Model Y crossover SUVs, the same vehicle in Musk's photos, within the next few days.