The Latest Tesla Statistics

Stay up-to-date with the latest Tesla statistics. From production to revenue, gain insights into the company leading the EV revolution.

July 19, 2024

As an experienced online car marketplace, we've seen the growing popularity of Tesla. Our guide helps you gain valuable insight into one of the world's leading EV manufacturers, highlighting the key statistics and trends that define this company.

Key Tesla Facts

  • Tesla’s total revenue for 2023 was $96.8 billion.
  • In 2023, Tesla had a market cap of $789.89 billion (103.07% higher than 2022’s $388.97 billion).
  • Tesla’s GAAP income for 2023 stood at $15 billion, with a staggering $7.9 billion just from the fourth quarter.
  • Tesla’s Global EV sales number for 2023 was 1,845,985 — an all-time high in the company’s history.
  • In 2023, Tesla’s best-selling EVs were the Tesla Model Y (1,211,601 sold) and Tesla Model 3 (529,287 sold).
  • The US and China were Tesla’s biggest EV markets in 2023 — 654,888 EV sales in the US and 603,304 EVs sold in China.
  • Tesla was the second best-selling EV in China in 2023.
  • The Tesla Model Y was the best-selling vehicle globally in 2023.

How many Teslas have been sold?

Tesla sold 1.81 million cars globally in 2023, 38% higher than in 2022 (1.31 million cars). The manufacturer averages around 400,000 unit deliveries per quarter, and in Q3 2021, sold its 2 millionth EV.

How much money did Tesla make in 2023?

Tesla made $96.8 billion in 2023, with the company having a market cap of $789.89 billion.

Tesla in 2024

In Q1 2024, Tesla produced 433,371 vehicles and delivered 386,810. The Tesla Model 3 and Y accounted for the majority of production and delivery in Q1.

The company had an operating income of $1.2 billion for the first quarter of the year, with a net income of $1.1 billion. Cash and investments in Q1 decreased by $2.2 billion to $26.9 billion.

Tesla Sales 2023

Production

How many EVs did Tesla produce in 2023?

2023 was Tesla’s all-time-highest EV production year. Total cars produced globally reached 1,845,985 and deliveries stood at 1,808,581

  • 1,775,159 Tesla Model 3/Y were produced in 2023 and 1,739,707 of those were delivered.
  • 70,826 Tesla Model S/X and Cybertrucks were produced in 2023 with 68,874 delivered.

Tesla Deliveries

How many cars did Tesla sell in 2023?

In 2023, Tesla’s global EV deliveries hit 1.81 million — 38% higher than the 1.31 million cars the automaker delivered in 2022. In the same year, production grew 35% from 1,369,611 in 2022 to 1,845,985 in 2023.

Tesla’s Global Production and Deliveries in 2023:

Model

Production

Delivery

Model 3/Y

1,775,159

1,739,707

Other Models

70,826

68,874

Total

1,845,985

1,808,581

 

In the first quarter of 2023, Tesla produced 440,808 EVs of which it delivered 422,875. Of the 422,875 vehicles Tesla delivered in Q1 2023, 97% were Model 3/Y (412,180).

Tesla Q1 2023 Production and Deliveries:

Model

Production

Delivery

Model S/X

19,437

10,695

Model 3/Y

421,371

412,180

Total

440,808

422,875

 

Tesla upped EV production by 8.8% in the second quarter of 2023. The total vehicles produced stood at 479,700 EVs and 466,140 deliveries.

Tesla Q2 2023 Production and Deliveries:

Model

Production

Delivery

Model S/X

19,489

19,225

Model 3/Y

460,211 446,915

Total

479,700 466,140

 

The third quarter of 2023 saw a sharp 11.4% decline in the number of EVs produced by Tesla — 430,488 produced and 435,059 delivered — due to planned downtimes for factory upgrades.

Tesla Q3 Production and Deliveries:

Model

Production

Delivery

Model S/X

13,688

15,985

Model 3/Y

416,800 419,074

Total

430,488 435,059

 

In the fourth quarter of 2023, Tesla ramped up production to 495,989 vehicles and delivered over 484,507 vehicles. By the end of Q4, Tesla had surpassed its 1.8 million vehicle target for 2023 by 45,985 vehicles.

Tesla Q4 Production and Deliveries:

Model

Production

Delivery

Model 3/Y

476,777 461,538

Other Models

18,212 22,969

Total

494,989 484,507

What is the carbon footprint of Tesla’s production?

Tesla’s carbon footprint from EV production totalled 610,000 metric tons of CO2 for Scope 1 (production emissions) and Scope 2 (emissions from purchased electricity and heat) in 2022. Its Scope 3 emissions accounted for more than 30.1 million metric tons of CO2 in the same year.

  • The largest source of Tesla’s carbon emissions (27%) was mining and battery manufacture in 2022.
  • 18% of 2022 carbon emissions came from aluminium, and steel accounted for 8%.
  • Tesla reported 47% of its 2022 carbon emission as “all other,” which includes transportation and distribution, employee commuting and business travel. 3.4 million metric tons of CO2 emission was from the “use of sold products” — i.e. from driving the cars.

 

Tesla Revenue 2023

How much does Tesla make a year?

Year 

Revenue ($ millions)

2009

112

2010

117

2011

204

2012

413

2013

2,014

2014

3,198

2015

4,046

2016

7,000

2017

11,759

2018

21,461

2019

24,578

2020

31,536

2021

53,823

2022

81,462

2023

96,773

 

Tesla’s annual revenue for 2023 was $96.773 billion — 19% higher than the previous year’s $81.462 billion.

 

Tesla quarterly revenue ($ million) for 2023:

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

23,329 

24,927

23,350

25,167

How much did Tesla’s revenue grow in 2023?

Tesla revenue for the twelve months ending December 31, 2023, was $96.773B, a 28.13% increase year-on-year.

 

Tesla’s deferred revenue each quarter of 2023 was:

  • Q1: $1.750 billion.
  • Q2: $2.176 billion.
  • Q3: $2.206 billion.
  • Q4: $2.864 billion.

 

What were Tesla's revenue streams in 2023?

  • Tesla generated $82.419 billion in automotive revenue for 2023, which is 15% higher than its automotive revenue in 2022 ($71.462 billion) and almost equal to its total revenue for 2019-2021 ($92.289 billion).
  • In 2023, Tesla’s energy generation and storage revenue hit an all-time high of $6.035 billion. In contrast, the three previous years’ revenue were 3.909 billion (2022), 2.789 billion (2021) and 1.994 billion (2020).
  • Tesla generated $8.319 billion in 2023 from “Services and Other Revenue“ — a 37% increment from the previous year’s $6.091 billion.
  • Tesla reported revenue of $1.790 billion from sales of carbon credit in 2023 — $521 in Q1, $282 million in Q2, $554 million in Q3, and $433 million in Q4.

Tesla Sales UK

In 2023, Tesla sold 47,840 EVs in the UK, making it the top-ranking automaker with 15.2% of the EV market share. 

  • Tesla’s closest competitor at #2 is MG with 28,992 EVs sold and a market share of 9.2%.
  • Tesla sold 34,495 Model Y and 12,944 Model 3 in the UK in 2023.
  • Model X and Model S saw the lowest demand in the UK — 55 and 67 units sold respectively, with 278 Tesla EVs registered as “Unknown”.
  • In the first 6 months of 2024, Tesla sold 23,029 cars - that's 11.90% less than the number of cars Tesla had sold at the same point in 2023 (26,140).
  • The Tesla Model Y was the 3rd most popular new car sold in the UK in June 2024, with 3,642 units sold through the month.

Tesla 2023 UK sales by model:

Model Y

Model 3

Model X

Model S

Unknown

34,495

12,944

55

67

278

 

Tesla Market Share UK

  • Tesla sold 3,152 cars in May 2024, an 8.35% decline from the same month last year (3,439). Tesla’s market share for May 2024 was 2.13%, lower than May 2023’s 2.37%.
  • As of May 2024, Tesla has 1.97% share of the UK new car market.

Tesla US Sales

In 2023, Tesla sold 654,888 vehicles in the US alone. The Model Y was the most popular Tesla EV (394,497 sold) followed by the Model 3 (220,910 sold). Tesla Model X and Model S sold 23,015 and 16,466 units respectively.

Tesla 2023 US sales by model:

Model Y

Model 3

Model X

Model S

394,497

220,910

23,015 

16,466

 

  • Tesla's 2024 sales are currently suffering, compared to the company's usual performance - in Q1 2024, the company produced 433,371 cars, but only sold 386,810. That means Tesla produced nearly 50,000 more cars than it could sell in the quarter.
  • While new EV registrations grew by 9.6% in May 2024, Tesla registrations fell for the 4th consecutive month - However, Tesla is still the best-selling EV brand in the US by far.

Tesla European Sales 

Europe is one of Tesla's largest markets, with the Model Y proving especially popular with European motorists - in 2023, more than 250,000 were registered across the continent. As the European Union prepare to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars in 2035, EV sales from companies like Tesla are likely to be strong.

Norway

In Norway, Tesla sold 25,376 vehicles in 2023, which puts it at the top with 23.6% of the EV market share. The closest competitor at #2 was Volkswagen who sold 15,363 EVs and had a 14.3% market share for 2023.

  • The Model Y was the best-selling EV from Tesla in Norway with 23,058 vehicles sold in 2023.
  • Only 2,081 new Tesla Model 3 were registered in Norway for the year 2023.
Model Y

Model 3

Model X

Model S

23,058

2081

138

99

 

Germany

In 2023, Tesla had a 12.% share of the German EV market — the automaker sold 63,682 vehicles. Only Volkswagen sold more EVs than Tesla in Germany — 70,624 vehicles sold with a 13.5% market share.

Model Y

Model 3

Model X

Model S

45,818

15,865

759

1,240

 

France

In France, Tesla’s most popular vehicles were the Model Y (37,127 sold) and Model 3 (24,539). A total of 62,711 new Tesla EVs were registered in the country in 2023.

Model Y

Model 3

Model X

Model S

37,127

24,539

462

583

 

Italy

Tesla claimed the #1 spot in 2023 with a 24.9% market share and 16,633 vehicles sold in Italy.

Model Y

Model 3

Model X

Model S

8,587

7,385

260

401

 

Sweden

In Sweden, Tesla sold 20,501 vehicles and had a 17.4% market share, making it the #1 best-selling EV automaker in 2023. Their closest competitor at #2 was Volkswagen who sold 17,760 EVs and had a 15.1% market share in 2023.

Model Y

Model 3

Model X

Model S

16,576

3,010

367

548

 

Belgium

In 2023, Tesla had a 17.6% share of the Belgian EV market — the automaker sold 12,065 vehicles

Model Y

Model 3

Model X

Model S

8,980

2,471

315

299

 

Spain

In Spain, Tesla had a 22% EV market share with 13,260 vehicles sold in 2023 — 6,843 of them were the Tesla Model Y and 6,123 were Model 3. 

Tesla's closest competitor in Spain was MG who sold 4,070 vehicles and had a 6.7% market share.

Model Y

Model 3

Model X

Model S

6,843

6,123

162

132

 

Tesla China Sales

Tesla sold 603,304 EVs in China in 2023. The automaker faced stiff opposition from China’s BYD which sold 1,262,065 BEVs that year.

  • In China, the most in-demand Tesla model was the Model Y with 456,394 units sold.
  • The Tesla Model Y was the second most-bought EV in China in 2023. 
  • Only the BYD Song sold more (627,731) than Tesla in China — a large chunk (543,748) was the PHEV version of the BYD Song. The BEV version sold only 92,983 units in 2023. 
  • Tesla sold 146,910 of its Model 3 in China in 2023.
  • 2023 was the first time Tesla ranked #2 for EV sales in China with a 7.5% market share (BYD had 33.8%). The US automaker had been in the third spot for three years in a row.

Tesla Company Information

Tesla Company Value

What is Tesla’s market cap? 

As of July 2024, Tesla has a market cap of $804.71 Billion. 

  • The automaker’s end-of-year market cap for 2023 was $789.89 billion.
  • Tesla’s highest stock closing price was $409.97 on November 04, 2021.

In comparison, Toyota ended 2023 with a market cap of $247.48 billion and Volkswagen closed with a market cap of $64.19 billion.

Tesla Market Share – how does Tesla compare to other manufacturers? 

Tesla sold 654,888 EVs in the US in 2023, making it the undisputed champion of EV sales in the US with a market share of 55%.

  • In 2022, Tesla had a 65% market share.

Brand

US sales in 2023

EV market share

Tesla

654,888

55%

Ford-Lincoln

72,608

6%

General Motors

75,848

6.4%

Volkswagen Group

70,398

5.9%

Mercedes-Benz

35,272

2.9%

Elon Musk

Elon Musk is Tesla's largest shareholder with 715 million shares, the CEO and the public face of the company. He is also the CEO, CTO and Chief Designer at SpaceX, and owner and previous CEO of Twitter (rebranded as X) after a $44 billion takeover of the social media platform.

What is Elon Musk's Salary?

Elon Musk's salary at Tesla is 0$ - he doesn't take payment in the 'usual' form, and is instead compensated through stock options. Tesla are pushing to pay Musk $56 billion for his work over the last 6 years, as Tesla's market value increased by as much as $650 billion over the last 10 years. However, the deal was blocked by a US judge who found the deal unfair to shareholders.

  • The Calpers (the largest state public pension fund in the US) CEO stated on May 29th that, as of that day, they would vote against Elon Musk's proposed pay package, as they did not believe the compensation reflected the performance of Tesla. They stressed that this position could change based on the outcome of a talk they are yet to have with Musk.

Employees

How many employees does Tesla have?

As of 2023, Tesla has 140,500 employees. This number is likely lower now in 2024 as Musk laid off the entire Supercharger team - 500 employees were fired in the cutbacks.

Why did Tesla fire its Supercharger team?

While Tesla or Elon Musk haven't released an official statement outlining why the EV manufacturer dismissed its entire Supercharger team (approximately 500 employees), changing priorities may have prompted the sacking. Musk said on X (formerly Twitter) that Tesla is still committed to building chargers, and in 2024 $500 million will be spent on new chargers in the network. However, expansion will be slower, with the primary focus on ensuring 100% uptime and expanding existing locations.

History

Who is the owner of Tesla?

No single entity or individual fully owns Tesla. As of 2023, Elon Musk is the biggest shareholder with 715 million shares which is 20.6% of Tesla stocks

  • The Vanguard Group holds 225.94 million shares - 7% of Tesla stocks.
  • Blackrock has 186.65 million shares - 5.8% of Tesla stocks.

When was Tesla founded?

Tesla was founded on 1st July 2003, in San Carlos ( California), United States by two engineers, Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. 

  • Elon Musk led the initial rounds of investing for Tesla before taking over as CEO in Oct 2008.
  • As of 2023, Tesla Inc. has 140,500 employees.

How many Teslas are there in the world?

As of 2024, there are around 5 million Teslas worldwide. The company sells around 400,000 cars each quarter.

Factories

How many gigafactories does Tesla have?

As of 2023, Tesla Inc. has five gigafactories located in Nevada, New York, Shanghai, Texas, and Berlin—Brandenburg.

How many Tesla factories are there?

As of 2023, Tesla has eight factories worldwide - California, Nevada, New York, Shanghai, Texas, Berlin, Kato, and Lathrop.

Where are Tesla’s manufacturing locations?

As of 2023, Tesla has eight (8) manufacturing locations worldwide. They are located in California, Nevada, New York, Shanghai, Texas, Berlin, Kato, and Lathrop.

  • California is Tesla's first factory — produces Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y.
  • Tesla’s factory in Nevada is one of the world's highest-volume plants for batteries, electric motors and powertrains.
  • The New York factory builds solar panels, Solar Roof, and electrical components for Superchargers. 
  • The factory in Shanghai was Tesla's first factory abroad — it produces Model 3 and Model Y.
  • Texas is Tesla’s new global headquarters. Tesla also produces Model Y here and, according to the company, would be the future home of Cybertruck.
  • The factory in Berlin—Brandenburg is Tesla's first European factory. It currently produces Model Y and will produce batteries and more in the future.
  • Kato factory is responsible for battery development and pilot product production.
  • Lathrop is a utility-scale battery factory that is optimised for building Megapack.

Tesla's latest production vehicle is the Cybertruck, an EV truck competing in a market dominated by the well-established Ford F-150 (and its EV counterpart, the F-150 Lightning). One of its main features is the ability to operate tools or charge another EV using integrated 120V and 240V outlets mounted in the bed and cabin - those outlets can also deliver up to 11.5kw of power to a home during outages.

  • Between December 2023 and the start of April 2024, Tesla delivered around 3,800 Cybertrucks. For comparison, Ford sold 7,743 F-150 Lightnings in Q1 2024 - an 80.4% increase over the same quarter in 2023.
  • Tesla claims the Cybertruck has a towing capacity of 4,990kg, an estimated range of 340 miles, and can go from 0-60mph in 2.6 seconds.
  • The Cybertruck can also carry a maximum payload of 1,134kg in 1,897l of storage space.

Tesla Model 3

What is the Tesla Model 3 production rate?

The Tesla Model 3/Y production rate for 2023 is 1,775,159 with 1,739,707 deliveries made. The automaker does not provide data on the individual EV models produced or delivered.

Did Tesla hit Model 3 production targets in 2023?

At the start of the year 2023, Tesla’s Model 3 production target was to boost production rate by 50%. The automaker could only produce 1,775,159 Model 3/Y, which is 37% more than the previous year’s output (1,298,434 EVs) but 13% below target.

How much does it cost to charge a Tesla Model 3 in the UK?

How much it costs to charge a Tesla Model 3 in the UK depends on the power source you use. On the Supercharger network, the average cost to charge is £0.67 per kilowatt (KWh).

  • Tesla Supercharger network uses a pay-as-you-go model — you only pay for the power used in topping up the battery. 
  • Tesla owners who subscribe to the £10.99 monthly membership will be charged around £0.53 per kWh
  • A Supercharger can add about 200 miles of range per 15 minutes of charge.
  • The automaker recommends Level 2 charging (from your home) as the best way to maintain the range and health of your Tesla battery.
  • Tesla offers a Wall connector unit for £475 that can be installed at home by any certified electrician.
  • Depending on the power available at your home, Tesla’s current Wall connector can add 44 miles of range per hour of charge.

How much is a Tesla Model 3?

As of 2024, the price of a Tesla Model 3 starts from £39,990 for those in the UK. In the US, the price starts from $38,990.

  • The range of Tesla Model 3 Rear-wheel Drive in the UK is 318 miles and 272  miles in the US (due to differing testing methods).
  • The Tesla Model 3 Long range starts from £49,990 in the UK and $46,990 in the US, with a range of 390 miles in the UK and 341 miles in the US.
  • These prices do not include Enhanced Autopilot, Full Self-Driving Capability, or Charge Connector.

How many kWh to charge a Tesla Model 3?

Assuming the battery is at 0%, it would take 50 kWh to charge from 0% to 100% since a Tesla Model 3 has a battery capacity of 50 kilowatt-hours (kWh). 

However, since you never charge from 0% and it’s not advisable to charge to 100% every time, the actual kWh used will vary.

How long does it take to charge a Tesla Model 3?

A Wall Connector adds up to 44 miles of range per hour of charge. It would take 7 hours to charge a 272-mile range Tesla Model 3 from 0% to 100%. A Supercharger can add 200 miles of range in 15 minutes of charge.

How long does a Tesla Model 3 battery last?

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, its EV batteries can last around 300,000 miles to 500,000 miles before you’ll need to replace them. That means you can charge and discharge the Model 3 Long Range about 1,200 times before the battery degrades beyond use.

Some factors that can impact your battery’s health include:

  • Too many Supercharges over the course of the vehicle’s lifetime,
  • Randomly hitting top speed,
  • Discharging below 20% or charging to 100% too often,
  • And inclement weather.

How fast is a Tesla Model 3?

Tesla Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive can accelerate 0-60 in 5.8 seconds thanks to its single, 242 bhp electric motor. The Model 3 Long Range, which has an extra electric motor on the front axle does 0-60 in 4.2 seconds and has a combined power output of 346bhp— both have a top speed of 125 mph.

How heavy is a Tesla Model 3?

The Tesla Model 3 comes in three variations: Standard Range Plus, Long Range, and Performance. The Standard Range Plus model is equipped with a single motor and weighs 1625 kg (3,582 lb). Both the Long Range and Performance models boast dual motors, with each weighing 1844 kg (4,065 lb).

How many battery cells in a Tesla Model 3?

November 2006 was the last time Tesla referenced the cell count of their batteries — it weighed 900 lb with 6,831 cells at the time. 

How often do you charge a Tesla Model 3?

The frequency of charge for a Tesla Model 3 Long Range with an estimated range of 341 miles depends on the length of your commute: 

  • if doing short trips within the city, you might only charge 2-3 times weekly. 
  • Longer trips may require a recharge at any of the 50,000+ Superchargers.

When you input a destination on the Trip Planner, it will automatically calculate your route with Superchargers along the way.

Tesla Model Y

How much is a Tesla Model Y?

The cost of a Tesla Model Y in the UK starts from £44,990. In the US, the price starts from $43,990.

  • The range of the Model Y Rear-Wheel Drive in the UK is 283 miles and 250 miles in the US.
  • The Tesla Model Y Long Range's cost starts from £59,990 in the UK and $48,990 in the US, with a range of 331 miles in the UK and 310 miles in the US.
  • The Tesla Model Y Performance’s starting price is £59,990 in the UK and $52,490 in the US, with a range of 319 miles in the UK and 285 miles in the US.
  • The Tesla Model Y was the highest-ranked small SUV in the Euro NCAP safety assessment.

These prices do not include Enhanced Autopilot, Full Self-Driving Capability, or Charge Connector.

How many kWh to charge a Tesla Model Y?

The amount of kWh it takes to charge a Tesla Model Y depends on the current charge left. Assuming the battery is at 0%, it would take 75kWh to charge from 0% to 100% because a Tesla Model Y has a battery capacity of 75 kilowatt-hours (kWh). 

However, since you never charge from 0% and it’s not advisable to charge to 100% every time, the actual kWh used will vary.

Tesla Model X

How much is a Tesla Model X?

The price of a Tesla Model X depends on where it is ordered from. For those in the UK, the price starts from £105,690. In the US, the price starts from $79,990.

  • The range of the Tesla Model X in the UK is 358 miles and 335 miles in the US.
  • The Tesla Model X Plaid starts from £114,390 in the UK and $94,990 in the US, with a range of 337 miles in the UK and 325 miles in the US. These prices do not include Enhanced Autopilot, Full Self-Driving Capability, or Charge Connector.



Tesla Model S

  • The 2022 Tesla Model S was the best-in-class for all-electric cars in the Euro NCAP safety assessment.

How long does it take Tesla to produce a Model S?

Tesla Model S and Model X are produced in its Fremont factory which has an output of 100,000 Model S or Model X yearly. That means it takes Tesla under 1 minute to produce the Model S/X, thanks to automation and its 20,000 Fremont-based employees.

How much is a Tesla Model S?

The price of a Tesla Model S in the UK starts from £86,990. In the US, the price starts from $74,990. The range of the Model S is 405 miles — in the UK and US.

The Tesla Model S Plaid’s starting price is £106,390 in the UK and $89,990 in the US, with a range of 390 miles in the UK and 359 miles in the US.

How long does a Tesla Model S battery last?

According to CEO Elon Musk, Tesla EV batteries can last between roughly 300,000 miles to 500,000 miles before you’ll need to replace them. That means you can charge and discharge the Model S Long Range about 900 times before its 405-mile battery degrades beyond use.

How long does it take to charge a Tesla Model S?

With an AC charging outlet, the Tesla Model S can charge up to 44 miles of range per hour. This means charging the 359-mile range Tesla Model S Plaid from 0% to 100% will take 8 hours. With a Supercharger, it would take about 45 minutes to charge a 405-mile-range Tesla Model 3 from 0% to 100%.

Tesla Batteries

Tesla battery production environmental impact

It is challenging to measure the environmental impact of Tesla’s lithium-ion battery production due to the complex value chain of batteries. As many as 20 different materials have to be sourced from all over the world to produce a battery cell.

  • According to Tesla, around 2.5 and 16 metric tons of CO2 are produced while manufacturing the Tesla Model 3 Long Range’s 80 kWh lithium-ion battery.
  • Most of the materials used in producing a Tesla battery pass through several refining stages that are unrelated to battery production.
  • As of 2022, Tesla’s battery supply chain made up over 25-30% of the GHG emissions in its supply chain.
  • Nickel contributed the most CO2 impact per kg — 69% from chemical processing, 18% from primary extraction, 3% from transportation, and 10% from upgrading.
  • Zero Tesla batteries end up in landfills. 
  • In 2022, Tesla recycled 3,800 metric tons (mt) of earth metals — 2,300 mt of Nickel, 900 mt of copper, 300 mt of Lithium, and 300 mt of cobalt.
  • Tesla achieved a 15% YoY reduction in water used per vehicle (including battery cells).

How long does a Tesla battery last?

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, its EV batteries can last around 300,000 miles to 500,000 miles before you’ll need to replace them. That means you can charge and discharge your Tesla EV 900 to 1,300 times before its battery degrades beyond use.

How long will a Tesla battery last?

The lifespan of a Tesla battery depends on various factors such as charge & discharge cycles, charge frequency, and driving style. But even after 200,000 miles, a Tesla battery degrades just 12%. 

That means the Tesla Model 3 Long Range with an estimated 80 kWh battery and 341 miles range would become 70 kWh with 300 miles range.

The Carbon Footprint of Manufacturing a Tesla

Tesla is constantly optimising or eliminating emission-intensive production processes across its factory operations. 

  • In 2023, resold its carbon credit for $1.824 billion.
  • Tesla achieved a 30% YoY reduction in GHG operational emissions per vehicle in 2022. 
  • Scope 1 and scope 2 emissions from totalled 610,000 metric tons of CO2 in 2022.
  • Tesla’s Shanghai factory upgrade resulted in 19% less kWh of energy used vs. its Fremont factory.
  • Sales, Service & Delivery was responsible for 27,000 mt of scope 1 emissions and 74,000 mt of scope 2 emissions.

How much is a Tesla battery?

A Tesla battery in 2024 is estimated to cost up to $20,000 (about £16,000) for certain models like the Model S, including labour costs and any additional parts (like wiring) that may be needed. However, most Tesla battery replacements cost in the range of $12,000-$15,000 (about £9600-£12,000).

How much lithium is in a Tesla battery?

The amount of lithium present in a Tesla battery varies across Tesla models — the smaller battery packs contain approximately 22-33 lb (10-15 kg ) of lithium and 139 lbs (63 kg) in the larger battery packs.

How many batteries are in a Tesla?

November 2006 was the last time Tesla referenced the cell count of their batteries — it weighed 900 lb with 6,831 cells.

Tesla Supercharger Statistics

Locations

Tesla owns and operates a global and fast-charging network of 50,000+ Superchargers — the largest in the world. The UK has 110 supercharging locations on major routes and near convenient amenities. You can see those on your route in the Tesla Trip Planner app.

Number of Stations by Country

How many Tesla superchargers are in the UK?

The UK has 110 supercharging locations on major routes and near convenient amenities, you can see those on your route in the Tesla Trip Planner app.

Supercharger FAQ

How long does a Tesla supercharger take?

A Supercharger can add about 200 miles of range per 15 minutes of charge. This means it can fully charge any Tesla model from 0%-100% in under 50 minutes.

How much does it cost to use a Tesla supercharger?

Depending on the location and time of day, you can expect to pay $0.25 to $0.50 per kWh when using a Tesla Supercharger. This means it would cost between $12.5 to $25 to charge the Tesla Model 3 (50 kWh battery capacity) from 0% to 100%.

How much is a Tesla supercharger?

You need to apply on the Tesla website to host a Supercharger at your business property. There is no information on how much it costs to install a Supercharger.

How fast are Tesla superchargers?

A Supercharger is a fast-charging DC source that can add about 200 miles of range per 15 minutes of charge. It would take about 45 minutes to charge a 405-mile-range Tesla Model 3 from 0% to 100%.

How many miles will a Tesla last on one charge?

Model

Mileage Range

Model S

405 miles

Model S Plaid

396 miles

Model 3 Standard Range

272 miles

Model 3 Long Range

333 miles

Model 3 Performance 

315 miles

Model X

348 miles

Model X Plaid

333 miles

Model Y

330 miles

Model Y Performance

303 miles

Caring For Your Tesla

How often do Tesla tyres need to be replaced?

Tesla recommends replacing tyres every six years or sooner, even if the tread depth is above the minimum. 

  • It is advisable to replace all four tyres at the same time when the set becomes worn.
  • Tesla approves specific tyres for different models.
  • Tesla-approved tyres are marked with a Tx specification (e.g. T0, T1, T2).

How often should I rotate Tesla tyres?

Tesla recommends doing so every 6,250 miles (10,000 km). Ideally, you’d also check and correct tyre pressure at least monthly.

How often do you have to charge a Tesla?

For those with a daily commute of under 50 miles, it's advisable to recharge your Tesla every two to three days. This approach helps maintain the battery level between 50% and 90%, promoting longevity. Before embarking on a long-distance journey, ensure your Tesla is charged to at least 80% capacity.

How often does a Tesla need a service?

Tesla suggests scheduling a service visit at least every two years. Tesla vehicles typically require minimal servicing beyond addressing initial delivery issues and replacing worn items like tyres and windscreen wipers.

How often should I charge my Tesla to 100%?

You should charge your vehicle to 100% only when necessary, for instance before a very long journey. You can input your destination in the Trip Planner to see the number of Supercharger locations on your route. 

How often does a Tesla need service?

Tesla’s recommended service routine:

Service

Service routine

Service Action

Brake fluid health check*

Every 4 years

Replace if necessary.

A/C desiccant bag*

Every 4 years

Replace

Cabin air filter 

Every 2 years

Replace

Brake callipers

Every year or 12,500 miles (20,000 km)

Clean and lubricate if in an area where roads are salted during winter.

Rotate tyres

Every 6,250 miles (10,000 km)

Rotate if the tread depth difference is 2/32 in (1.5 mm) or greater, whichever comes first.

*Replacement of A/C desiccant bags can be extended to 6 years on vehicles manufactured between 2017-2021.

*More frequent brake fluid checks and replacements may be required, especially when the vehicle is frequently used for heavy, brake-dependent usage such as towing, mountain descents, or performance driving — more so for vehicles in hot and humid environments.

How often should you supercharge Tesla?

According to Tesla, you should limit fast charging with the Supercharger to long road trips. Quickly charging a battery can reduce its lifespan.

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