The peak of the Coronavirus pandemic did not seem to stop Tesla from dispensing more of their eco-friendly cars. As a matter of fact, the numbers show global delivery count increased in April to May.
During the first three months of 2020, Tesla was able to globally distribute a total of 88,496 vehicles. In the following couple of months, it rose to a solid 90,650.
The combined number of production volume from the China and California plants reached a fair 82,272, slightly lesser than the 102,672 vehicles made in the first quarter. This was quite the achievement for the China branch, considering the pandemic.
Unlike other car manufacturing companies that took a hit to their sales during this global catastrophe, Tesla seems to be doing just fine. Even with a slight fall in the second quarter, the world's reigning EV provider remains headstrong in their production and distribution.
However, there was a decline in the volume of production, which is not surprising considering the world’s situation. Tesla was also involved in a lawsuit early May 2020 against Almeda County. Elon Musk even threatened to move the factory to another state, and expressed his frustrations on twitter. The controversy emerged when the local county enforcers intervened in the plant's operations, and demanded its closure without legal basis.
The Tesla CEO dropped the charges later that month, and even gained support from President Trump to allow the factory to resume operations. Sometime around March, the company launched a “touchless delivery” set-up, which basically involves the use of the Tesla app.
Despite of the pandemic, Tesla continues to enjoy a steady sales status with the lease accounting of their best-selling models, which comprise about 5% of their overall deliveries.