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Tesla Record: ~25,000 Vehicles Delivered During Quarter 1 2017

Tesla set a new (personal) delivery record during Quarter 1 2017, with a total of around 25,000 vehicles delivered during the quarter, according to an email Tesla sent to CleanTechnica.

Tesla set a new (personal) delivery record during Quarter 1 2017, with a total of around 25,000 vehicles delivered during the quarter, according to an email Tesla sent to CleanTechnica.

Of that total delivery figure of 25,000, around 13,450 relate to Model S deliveries and around 11,550 relate to Model X deliveries. Altogether, the number represents a roughly 69% year-on-year increase (over Quarter 1 2016). The nearly 50–50 split hints that Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s estimate a long time back that S and X demand would likely end up similar was correct. Of course, we need more time to see how demand for these vehicles plays out, but Model X demand has gradually climbed to around the same demand as the Model S as production has ramped up, awareness of the vehicle has grown, and initial production and software bugs have been worked out.

The email worded things this way: “Tesla delivered just over 25,000 vehicles in Q1, of which approx 13,450 were Model S and approx 11,550 were Model X. This was a new quarterly record for us and represents a 69% increase over Q1 2016. 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. Final numbers could vary by up to 0.5%.”

Notably, there were also around 4,650 vehicles in transit to buyers at the close of Q1 2017. These vehicles were, of course, scheduled for delivery during Q2 2017. That’s a solid entry into the quarter.

In addition to the personal delivery record, Tesla also set a new production record of 25,418 vehicles during Q1 2017.

So, taken as a whole, the new figures are yet more evidence that Tesla’s growth plans seem to be panning out quite well (so far). I’m sure that some short sellers will still find a way to spin this negatively, though.

In related news, we should probably be getting more information on the commencement of Model 3 production relatively soon, as that will reportedly occur in ~3 or so months.

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.


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