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40+ Tesla Statistics, Facts & Trends

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The American electric car manufacturer, Tesla, is revolutionizing the automobile industry with innovative technology and sustainable energy solutions. As the company expands, it is essential to understand the key statistics, facts, and trends contributing to its success.

We will explore the latest insights into Tesla’s sales and revenue figures, production numbers, and customer demographics, providing a comprehensive overview of the company’s impact on the automotive industry.

Let us get started.

7 Most Intriguing Tesla Statistics (Editor’s Pick)

  • Tesla’s revenue surpassed $81 billion in the 2022 financial year.
  • Tesla sold over 1.3 million vehicles in 2022.
  • In February 2023, Tesla sold 74,402 China-built Electric Vehicles.
  • Tesla incurred $20.417 billion in operating expenses in Q4 2022.
  • In 2022, Tesla delivered 1,313,851 vehicles.
  • Tesla had 36,165 supercharger connectors in Q2 2022.
  • In Q4 2022, Tesla recorded one crash for every 4.85 million miles driven using Autopilot.


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Tesla Demographics Statistics

1. Tesla Model S owners had an annual average household income of $151,096 in 2022.

This figure dropped from $153,313 heights a few years back.

2. Tesla Model X owners in 2022 earned an average of $146,623 annually.

That increased from the previous high of $143,177.

Tesla Sales and Revenue Statistics

3. Tesla’s revenue surpassed $81 billion in the 2022 financial year.

The figure rose by almost $28 billion compared to the previous year, which generated over $53 billion in revenue.

4. Tesla generated its highest revenue share in Q2 2022 ($14.6 billion) from its automotive segment.

This was followed by its energy generation and storage ($1.46 billion) and service department ($866 million).

However, this was a decline from Q1 2022, where the automotive segment generated over $16.8 billion, and service (over $1.2 billion) was in second place, pushing energy generation and storage ($616 million) to third.

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5. In 2022, Tesla sold over 1.3 million vehicles.

This grew from 936,222 vehicles sold in 2021, a further increase from 499,647 in 2020.

6. Tesla recorded the largest Norwegian automaker market share (12.2%) in 2022.

Volkswagen followed it in second with an 11.6% share.

7. Tesla sold 20,397 vehicles in Norway in 2021.

This was a 133% bump to the previous year, which recorded 8,737 sales.

8. In February 2023, Tesla sold 74,402 Electric Vehicles built in China.

This number increased by 12.6% from January 2023, when Tesla shipped 66,051 Model 3 and Model Y units.

Tesla Car Production Statistics

9. Tesla produced over 439,000 vehicles in Q4 2022.

In Q3 2022, the electric car maker produced over 365,000 units, improving from 258,000 units in Q2 2022. Q1 2022 saw a higher production (over 305k) than Q2 2022.

10. Tesla produced 19,935 Model S/X units in Q3 2022.

In the same period, 18,672 model S/Xs were delivered.

11. In Q3 2022, 345,988 Tesla Model 3/Y units were produced.

Almost all (325,158 units) were delivered in the same quarter.

12. Tesla produced 1,369,611 vehicles in 2022.

This was split into 71,177 Model S/X and 1,298,434 Model 3/Y units.      

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Tesla Expenses Statistics

13. Tesla incurred $20.417 billion in operating expenses in Q4 2022.

Tesla’s annual operating costs for 2022 totaled $67.806 billion, a 43.35% rise over 2021 ($47.3 billion).

14. Tesla's R&D expenses in 2022 were over $3 billion.

The figure also crossed $2.5 billion in 2021, an increase of about $1.1 billion from 2020.

15. In 2022, Tesla's selling, general, and administrative expenses almost hit $4 billion.

These expenses reached over $4.5 billion in 2021, around $500 million more than in 2022.

Tesla Delivery Statistics

16. As of early 2023, most Tesla models were delivered between 1 and 2 months.

Tesla Model 3 and S units took 1 to 2 months to get to buyers.

The Tesla Model Y’s Long Range AWD averaged 1 to 3 months, while the Performance trim required a 1 to 2-month wait time.

Furthermore, Tesla’s Model X Long Range took 1 to 4 months to deliver, while Plaid saw a 1 to 2-month timeframe.

17. In 2022, Tesla delivered 1,313,851 vehicles.

This comprised 66,705 Model S/X units and 1,247,146 Model 3/Y cars.

18. Tesla delivered over 405,000 vehicles globally in Q4 2022.

The number exceeded Q3 (343,000) and Q2 (254,700) deliveries.

Tesla Market Statistics

19. In 2021, Tesla Inc. had the highest (13.84%) plug-in electric vehicle sales market share.

It was just ahead of the Volkswagen Group (11.28%), as BYD came third (8.84%).

20. The United States was Tesla’s biggest market in 2022.

The United States generated $40.55 billion in revenue for Tesla, while China came second with $18.15 billion.

Other regions combined for the remaining $22.76 billion in revenue generated that year.

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Tesla Supercharger Statistics

21. Tesla had 36,165 supercharger connectors in Q2 2022.

It also had 3,971 supercharger stations at the time, a 6.63% growth to the previous quarter.

22. Miami, US, boasted 11 Tesla Superchargers locations in 2022.

San Diego also had 11 locations, tying at the top with Miami, followed by Austin (10) and San Jose (9).

23. In 2022, there were only 4 US states without Tesla Superchargers.

They were American Samoa, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

24. California had the most Tesla Superchargers locations in the United States.

As of 2022, California had 308 locations, ahead of Florida in second (108) and Texas (87). The table below shows the top ten states in the United States with the most Tesla superchargers locations.

City Number of Locations
California 305
Florida 108
Texas 87
New York 71
Virginia 54
New Jersey 50
Pennsylvania 50
North Carolina 46
Illinois 40
Massachusetts 38

Tesla Model Statistics

25. Model S was the fastest Tesla vehicle (155mph) as of 2022.

The standard model can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds.

Its Plaid trim has a top speed of 200 mph and can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in an insane 1.99 seconds.

26. In 2022, the Tesla Model S Plaid surpassed a top speed of 200 mph for the first time.

The car’s peak speed was 163 mph (262 km/h) when it was first delivered.

However, Tesla introduced a new “Track Mode” on the model that recorded a top speed of 175 mph (282 km/h).

In 2022, Guillaume André reached 216 mph (348 km/h) on the Tesla, exceeding the claimed top speed of 200 mph for the Model S Plaid.

27. The Tesla Model S has the second longest range (405 miles) among Electric Vehicles.

The Lucid Air (516 miles) beat the Tesla Model S to the top spot as of 2023.

Tesla’s Model X is third (348 miles), and Mercedes-EQ EQS450 Sedan comes very close to ending up in fourth (340 miles).

28. In February 2023, Tesla sold 2,671 Model 3 vehicles in Australia.

Thus, Tesla remained Australia’s leading electric vehicle company, and the Model 3 stayed the country’s third highest-sold car (EV and non-EV).

The Ford Ranger took the first spot with 4,473 sales, and Toyota Hi-Lux came second with 3,939 sales before Tesla.

Tesla Accident and Vehicle Safety Statistics

29. Between 2021 to mid-2022, there were 273 Tesla car accidents involving its Autopilot technology.

This was among the 392 crashes reported between May 15 and June 2021 by 11 vehicle manufacturers and one supplier.

Second place went to Honda (90 reported accidents), followed by Subaru (10) and Ford Motor (5).

30. In Q4 2022, Tesla recorded one crash for every 4.85 million miles driven using Autopilot.

Conversely, the manufacturer recorded one crash per 1.40 million miles driven by drivers not using Autopilot technology. Below is a table showing Tesla’s crash data between Q1 2022 to Q4 2022.

Period One Crash Frequency for Autopilot Users (Million Miles) One Crash Frequency for Non-autopilot Users (Million Miles)
Q4 2022 4.85 1.40
Q3 2022 6.26 1.71
Q2 2022 5.10 1.54
Q1 2022 6.57 1.21

Tesla Employee Statistics

31. Tesla had 127,855 employees in 2022.

This number represents a 28.77% increase from 2021, when there were 99,290 Tesla employees globally.

32. Around 8 in 10 Tesla employees in 2023 are men.

As of February 2023, women comprised 22% of the Tesla workforce.

33. 51.5% of Tesla employees in early 2023 were White.

23.7% were Hispanic Or Latino, followed by Asians comprising 11.1% of the workforce in February 2023.

The other ethnicities were Black Or African Americans (8.6%) and those who did not declare their races (5.1%).

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34. 42.1% of Tesla employees in February 2023 spoke Spanish.

As of February 2023, 10.5% spoke Russian, while 7.9% spoke Polish.

5.3% (each) either spoke Portuguese, Chinese, Germany, or Mandarin.

35. 48.4% of Tesla employees in February 2023 had a bachelor's degree.

18.4% had a High School Diploma, while 15% had an Associate degree.

Furthermore, another 9% of the employees had a Master’s degree, while 5.2% boasted a Diploma.

36. 51% of Tesla employees in February 2023 were between 20 and 30 years.

22% were aged 30 to 40, followed by those over 40 (15%). 9% were between 18 and 20, while 1 in 100 was less than 18 years old.

37. In 2023, 35% of Tesla employees had worked there for less than a year.

1 in 4 employees had been there for five to seven years, and 1 in 5 clocked one to two years as of February 2023.

8% have been at the company for 3-4 years, while 6% (each) have worked there for eight to ten years or more.

Other Tesla Statistics

38. Tesla won the US luxury sales leader title in 2022.

This was as the company recorded 491,000 purchases to displace BMW (332,388 sales), which had held the title for the previous three years. 

Mercedes-Benz came in third with 286,764 vehicle sales, followed by Lexus (258,704).

39. Tesla’s brand value hit $75.93 billion in 2022.

Thus making it the most valuable automotive brand globally. 

It was followed by Toyota ($33.11 billion) and Mercedes-Benz ($30.35 billion) in the top three. 

Below are the top five most valuable automotive brands in 2022.

Automotive Brand Value in $ Billion
Tesla 75.93
Toyota 33.11
Mercedes-Benz 30.35
BMW 27.59
Ford 13.21

40. The Tesla Roadster was the first produced Tesla car.

It was produced from 2008 to 2012, costing $98,950 (Tesla Roadster 1.5 Standard) to $128,500 (Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport).

41. The Tesla Semi has an estimated range of 500 miles.

Likewise, The Tesla Semi’s battery can be charged to 70% capacity in just 30 minutes, using less than 2kWh of energy per mile.

Ride in Tesla!

Tesla has become a prominent player in the automotive industry, thanks to its innovative technology, impressive design, and commitment to sustainability.

Similarly, these statistics and trends show that its market capitalization continues to soar, and its sales numbers consistently surpass expectations.

Knowing that Tesla has an AI system that can detect lanes, roads, traffic signals, and the motion of obstacles, you should read our Al Statistics, facts, and trends article for more enticing insights into Al.

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