Tesla delivered 184,800 cars in the first quarter
Tesla said Friday it delivered 184,800 cars in the first quarter — exceeding analyst expectations (177,822).
Why it matters: That tops the previous record set in Q4. It's also more than double the vehicles delivered at the same time last year.
It's a strong start to 2021 for Tesla. Tesla defied the pandemic and turned out a string of profitable quarters as the global economy crumbled, though it's unclear how the global chip shortage will affect the electric carmaker.