In May of this year, Elon Musk’s electric vehicle company Tesla sold 32,165 China-produced vehicles, including 22,340 for export. This is according to the China Passenger Car Association.
In contrast, April of this year saw Tesla sell 1,152 vehicles and export none as the company’s Shanghai factory halted work for 22 days from late March to comply with the reintroduction of lockdown.
The factory reopened on April 19 and resumed exports on May 11, though has struggled to get production back to pre-lockdown levels.
Nonetheless, in May, Tesla’s Shanghai factory produced 33,544 vehicles, up 212% from April.