Tesla sells 76,000 Model S, Model X cars in 2016 after forecasting 80k-90k

Tesla has once again missed its sale target, with the company selling just 76,230 Model S and Model X cars, although that’s well up on the 50,557 in 2015.


Tesla had forecast between 80,000 and 90,000 sales, and is currently preparing for the launch of its “mainstream” Model 3.

In a statement, Tesla said: “Our Q4 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.

“In total, about 2,750 vehicles missed being counted as deliveries in Q4 either due to last-minute delays in transport or because the customer was unable to physically take delivery.”

Source: Recode




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News editor — Joshua deals with numbers for a living, but cars are his lifelong passion. He loves all, from his dream Stingray through to his first car, a Mercury Tracer.


Tesla sells 76,000 Model S, Model X cars in 2016 after forecasting 80k-90k