The millionth car was made on March 10, 2020, while cumulative sales probably reached the 1 million mark in April 2020.

Tesla has produced its 1,000,000th electric car, which happened to be a Tesla Model Y, on March 10, 2020, and we can safely say that deliveries also reached 1 million - probably by mid-April 2020.

It means that Tesla is the first company ever to sell 1,000,000 all-electric cars globally. For comparison, Nissan exceeded 500,000, while BYD is above 370,000 BEV cars we believe (750,000 including PHEVs) - see a comparison of the two from December 2019 here.

First, let's take a look at the cumulative production numbers, as of the end of Q1'2020:

  • over 1,020,000, including 545,245 Model 3/Model Y and 1st gen Roadster.
 

Tesla Model S/X/3/Y Deliveries Cumulative (quarterly) - Q1'2020

Sales, as of the end of Q1'2020, exceed 990,000:

  • Total 3/Y sales: about 524,970
  • Total S/X sales: about 463,607
  • 1st gen Roadster: about 2,450
  • Total sales: over 990,000

As of the end of March, there were over 30,000 S/X/3/Y produced, ready to ship (the difference between total production and total sales). Plus, the Tesla Gigafactory 3 was producing the Model 3 at a rate of about 3,000 per week. This is why we believe that the 1,000,000 mark was reached in April 2020. It would require less than 10,000 deliveries after all.

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The second million might be sold within the next 18-24 months, as the manufacturing capacity will be at around 800,000 per year soon.