Tesla delivered a record 936, 172 vehicles in 2021, despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and semi-conductor chip shortage. In October, Tesla surpassed $1 trillion in market value, making it one of the most valuable companies globally and number one automobile company (in terms of market value) by some distance.
The American carmaker is well-positioned for 2022 despite hiccups like the endless delays with the Tesla Roadster and the Cybertruck. In 2021, Tesla launched the Plaid variants of its Model S and X cars and added a bunch of new features to its existing lineup. It is not clear if there will be brand new models for 2022. However, you can expect continuous updates and refreshes to current models as Tesla strives towards achieving the highest production volume possible at all of its factories while maintaining good gross margins and efficiency.
Let’s take a look at the 2022 Tesla lineup and briefly examine why the models are formidable competitors in their respective segments. Noticeably absent are the Cybertruck and the Tesla Roadster. It was recently confirmed that Cybertruck production has now been shifted (yet again) to early 2023. That is the same timeline given for the Roadster by optimistic industry watchers. We await official word from Tesla.