And that number might even be slightly conservative, adds the firm.
Tesla has revealed it has delivered just over 25,000 vehicles thus far in Q1 2017, broken down as follows:
It also produced 25,418 EVs between January and March – and that's a new company record. Speaking of the production and deliveries numbers, Tesla said in a statement:
"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%."
Further analysis of the figures reveals Q1 was an unconventional one for production at Tesla’s Fremont facility. There were more than a few ‘lost’ days to Model 3 prep, including a full week’s worth in February as pre-production of that EV got underway, so the result easy outpaced expectations.
And while they don’t do it for every quarter, Tesla also disclosed in-transit vehicles:
"In addition to Q1 deliveries, about 4,650 vehicles were in transit to customers at the end of the quarter. These will be counted as deliveries in Q2 2017."
Generally, at the start of a new year, the company will give full year guidance for sale and production estimates. However, with the unknown factor that is the Model 3 (which the company says will start limited production in July), Tesla only broke down sales forecasts for the first 6 months of this year during its Q4/FY 2016 report in late February.
"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% compared with the same period last year."
Using our amazing maths and calculator skills, we determine that means Tesla is looking to sell about 22,000-25,000 EVs in the upcoming 3 months – and with around 4,650 EVs in transit, logging 17,350 more sales would not seem to present much of a challenge...