Tesla’s 3rd quarter production and delivery numbers — early estimates from the company, at least — are out. We’ll have more to report shortly on the news, but for now, here are three CleanTechnica charts (two static and one interactive multi-chart visualization) of Tesla’s quarterly deliveries since late 2012 and a portion of Tesla’s press release about the news (in italics):
In the third quarter, we achieved record production of 96,155 vehicles and record deliveries of approximately 97,000 vehicles.
In addition, we achieved record net orders in Q3 and are entering Q4 with an increase in our order backlog. As was also the case in Q2, nearly all of our Model 3 orders were received from customers who did not previously hold a reservation, solidifying the transition to generating strong organic demand. We are continuing to focus on increasing production to meet that demand.
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