Enlarge / The P100D at rest. (credit: Jonathan Gitlin)
On Sunday Tesla said that it had delivered 25,418 cars in 2017’s first quarter, which is a record for the company.

This sales figure puts Tesla on track to meet its stated goal of delivering 47,000 to 50,000 Model S and Model X vehicles in the first half of 2017.
The company’s electric vehicle (EV) deliveries have been closely watched after suffering manufacturing setbacks in 2015 and 2016 and repeatedly posting losses in quarterly financial reports. Last year, CEO Elon Musk made a point of talking about building the most efficient manufacturing process possible, calling Tesla’s factories “the machine that builds the machine.” Tesla had hoped to deliver 50,000 vehicles in the second half of 2016, but it just missed that goal—the company delivered 24,500 vehicles in Q3 and 22,200 vehicles in Q4, bringing its total to 46,700 for 2016’s second half.
In an e-mail on Sunday, Tesla spokesperson Dave Arnold said that in Q1 the company delivered 13,450 Model S cars and approximately 11,550 Model X cars.

An additional 4,650 vehicles were produced but had not been delivered to the customers at the time the announcement was made. “Our delivery count should be viewed as slightly conservative, as we only count a car as delivered if it is transferred to the customer and all paperwork is correct,” Arnold wrote.
Read 4 remaining paragraphs

Leave a Reply