Tesla (TSLA) reports record Q3 production and delivery numbers

The Tesla Fremont factory. (Credit: Tesla)

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has formally released its production and delivery for the third quarter of 2019. Between July to September, Tesla produced a total of 96,155 vehicles, while delivering approximately 97,000 electric cars in both the United States and other territories.

In an announcement on its Investor Relations website, Tesla stated that it had produced a total of 16,318 Model S and Model X during Q3 2019, while Model 3 production was at 79,837 units. A total of 17,400 Model S and X and 79,600 Model 3 were delivered in the third quarter as well. 

Prior to the release of Tesla’s Q3 2019 production and delivery results, Wall Street analysts estimated an average of 94,422 deliveries for the third quarter, comprised of 17,591 Model S and X, and 76,831 Model 3. 

Tesla’s full production and delivery report could be read below. 

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In the third quarter, we achieved record production of 96,155 vehicles and record deliveries of approximately 97,000 vehicles.

  Production Deliveries Subject to lease accounting
Model S/X 16,318 17,400 15 %
Model 3 79,837 79,600 8 %
Total 96,155 97,000  

 

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.

Our net income and cash flow results will be announced along with the rest of our financial performance when we announce Q3 earnings. 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% or more.

Tesla vehicle deliveries represent only one measure of the company’s financial performance and should not be relied on as an indicator of quarterly financial results, which depend on a variety of factors, including the cost of sales, foreign exchange movements and mix of directly leased vehicles.

Simon Alvarez: Simon is a reporter with a passion for electric cars and clean energy. Fascinated by the world envisioned by Elon Musk, he hopes to make it to Mars (at least as a tourist) someday.
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