Tesla's nightmare start to 2022
Elon Musk’s electric vehicle company has been beset by wrong sales figures, recalls, and product delays.
Tesla’s not having a great start to 2022.
The electric vehicle company released its 2021 Australian sales figures to the Electric Vehicle Council in January and the phenomenal sales growth saw media outlets lauding the US-based outfit for its performance, with the Model 3 sedan reportedly outselling the Toyota Camry.
But the numbers were evidently wrong. The EVC issued a mea culpa follow-up statement which noted “the Electric Vehicle Council released (electric-car) sales figures for 2021, which showed a massive leap from 2020 numbers.
“While the massive year-on-year leap reported was correct, there was an error in the numbers the (Electric Vehicle Council) was provided relating to Tesla deliveries.
“Due to a human error, the Tesla delivery figures for 2020 were erroneously added to the delivery figures for 2021 by Tesla before the figure was provided to the Electric Vehicle Council.
“So instead of 15,054 Tesla Model 3 deliveries in 2021, the figure reported should have been 12,094. Correcting the total Tesla deliveries (all models) reduces the total number of EVs delivered in 2021 from 24,078 to 20,665."