Tesla remains the top US EV producer with a new internal record internal record with 479,700 vehicles built and 466,140 of them delivered in Q2, up ~87 percent YoY.
The company made headlines in Q2 after opening its previously-proprietary charging port design to the rest of the industry. Mercedes, Volvo, Rivian, and GM vehicles will use the design for their North American models beginning in the 2024 model year. Texas went so far as to require its state-funded EV charging stations accommodate the standard. Tesla’s charging network station capacity has grown by a third from this time last year, with 48,082 chargers in total spread across 5,265 stations, globally.
The first production Cybertruck rolled off the assembly line this quarter as well, though you couldn’t see much of the vehicle from its official release photo. The Cybertruck line has entered tooling, according to the company, and is expected to begin steady production sometime next year.
“We are now testing Cybertruck vehicles around the world for final certification and validation,” the company wrote in its Q2 investors deck. “This might be the most unique vehicle product in decades; with that comes trialing and testing new technologies.”
This past quarter has seen a number of scandals at the company including its executives accused of being overpaid by a cool $735 million dollars since 2017 as well as Elon being suspected of misappropriating company funds to build a glass house. Not a fancy aboratorium, not a metaphor for Twitter, a literal “glass house.”
Wednesday’s investor deck specifically noted Tesla’s “commitment to being at the forefront of AI development” with the start of production for its Dojo training computers, which will be used to help Autopilot developers iterate future designs and features. Details were sparse but we do expect company executives to further discuss this initiative during the Q2 investors call which begins at 5:30pm ET.
Stay tuned to Engadget for up to the minute breaking news from that call, as well as whatever wacky and problematic-for-Legal statements CEO Elon Musk shares.
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