The California-based electric vehicle manufacturer has estimated its global sales and production of Model S and Model X cars, hitting the sweet spot with a little over 25,000 units during Q1.
The company announced it sold 13,450 Model S sedans and 11,550 Model X crossovers, and produced 25,418 cars between January and March – a new company record. “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,” commented the company in an official statement. And this all happened while the company “lost” production days due to the preparation for the arrival of the Model 3, so the result at the Fremont facility is easily way better than expectations.
By the way, while at the start of the year auto companies usually issue a forecast for the upcoming full years in terms of sales and production, Tesla decided to only discuss the first half of the year – as the Model 3 is a huge unknown for them during the latter part of the year. “We expect to deliver 47,000 to 50,000 Model S and Model X vehicles combined in the first half of 2017, representing vehicle delivery growth of 61% to 71%.” This means the company is looking to deliver about the same number of cars next quarter as well.