Covid Shutdowns and Supply Shortages in China Cause Tesla Deliveries to Fall

Parts shortages and pandemic-related production shutdowns at Tesla’s plant in Shanghai caused a big drop in the electric car maker’s latest global vehicle deliveries.

The US automaker said it had delivered 254,000 vehicles in the second quarter. Though up 27 per cent from a year before, the Chinese shutdowns brought its first sequential quarterly drop in more than two years.