The 60-kWh Model S made it quite easy to get behind the wheel of a new Tesla, but Tesla didn’t break its sales figures down by battery size.
Tesla has hundreds of thousands of Model 3 preorders waiting in the wings, but without a show of solid production numbers, many are still wary of its ability to deliver on all its promises. After releasing its Q3 2016 figures, the company is getting closer to putting the public at ease.
The automaker delivered approximately 24,500 vehicles in the third quarter, which is a record for the California-based company. That’s roughly 10,000 more vehicles than last quarter. Approximately 65 percent of those deliveries were Model S sedans, with the rest being Model X SUVs.
Bear in mind, those are just deliveries – carsthat have made it to the customer’s hands. Some 5,500 vehicles are still awaiting delivery. Total production for Q3 is 25,185 vehicles, an increase of 37 percent from Q2. Tesla expects Q4 to be at or slightly above the bar set in the third quarter.
This should help assuage investors’ concerns ahead of a new fundraising push, which Tesla will use to bolster Model 3 production, which should begin late next year. With more than 300,000 preorders waiting to be fulfilled, investors and the media alike have questioned whether or not the automaker will make good on its goal of producing 500,000 cars each year by 2018. We’re still a ways off, clearly, but it’s making progress.
The sales bump also comes on the heels of some reports of discounting at Tesla’s retail outlets. Despite wanting retail outlets to make a real push to maximize third-quarter deliveries, CEO Elon Musk reminded employees via email that the company does not offer discounts on its vehicles — the price you see is the price you get. It’s one of the cornerstones of its business, which helps set it apart from the current franchised dealer model, where haggling is basically a given.
Tesla introduced two new vehicles in the third quarter. The 60-kWh Model S was introduced in June as a more cost efficient way to get into a new Tesla. On the other end of the spectrum, the company rolled out a 100-kWh battery with the best performance and range figures yet.
Keep in mind, these are just sales figures. The full breadth of its third-quarter financials, which will no longer include non-GAAP revenue, will be revealed in November.
Why I Went M.I.A For Almost Two Months And What Lies Ahead
It’s been awfully quiet here for a couple of weeks and I’m guessing most of you wondered where I was, So before you shoot . Please me hear me out.
I’ve been quite busy handling my final year project in school and a lot of jobs for clients. When I’m not blogging, I’m a product designer. I basically design apps and websites for brands and companies before it’s developed. You can take a look at my portfolio here to see what I’ve been up to – https://www.dribbble.com/naijatechguy
Also I think I would be needing active tech writers here so when I’m not available content would still be here. The past two months have been hectic and extremely stressful and I’m sorry the blog had to take the hit for all the stress.
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In the mean time, I’m gonna resume posting here. When I wasn’t active here i still made updates on my social media handles. Please follow those handles to stay updated with what I’m up to.
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It’s good to be back, honestly I missed this. At some point I felt like I was losing touch with blogging but mehnnn. It feels so good typing again. I can’t wait to cause trouble as usual lol.
So that’s it from me guys. This is me officially signing out. I would catch y’all tomorrow morning.
How To Compare Phones And Check Prices Before Buying
Hello guys, I’ve been a bit slow in updating this part of the blog and it’s because I’ve been working really hard to add a How To Compare Phones And Check Prices feature.
How To Compare Phones
I just added a price and spec comparison feature to this blog. You can compare phone specs and prices then buy it if there’s a link to the store available in the option. –
I normally go to e-commerce stores and pick out the lowest prices so you get the best value for your money. Regular blog post updates would resume immediately.
Thanks for being an amazing reader.