Tesla has announced its figures for the fourth quarter of 2018. The electric car manufacturer's production thus increased to 86,555 vehicles – 8 percent more than in the previous record quarter Q3.
Of the midsize car Model 3 ran in the past three months, 61.394 units from the tapes, according to Tesla, which corresponds to an increase of 15 percent compared to the previous quarter. Of the sedan Model S and the SUV Model X were made together 25,161 pieces.
Tesla's deliveries in Q4 2018 were 90,700 electric cars, including 63,150 Model 3 (up 13% from Q3), 13,500 Model S, and 14,050 Model X. Other 1010 Model 3 and 1897 Model S / X are still in the overpass and will be handed over to their owners this quarter. For the full year 2018, Tesla delivered 245,240 electric cars – 145,846 Model 3 and 99,394 Model S / X.
"We delivered nearly as many vehicles in 2018 as we cumulatively had in all years before," Tesla said. The achievement in 2018 embodies "probably the largest growth within a year in the history of the automotive industry." Tesla began in 2018 with a delivery rate of about 120,000 vehicles per year and completed it with extrapolated over 350,000 vehicles.
The US manufacturer noted that the Model 3 models delivered in Q4 are exclusively medium and high price versions of the vehicle, which were handed over to customers in the US as part of cash or credit transactions. There is therefore "considerable potential" to increase the sales of the Model 3 through international expansion and the introduction of cheaper versions and leasing.
More than three-quarters of Model 3 orders in the last three months come from new customers, according to Tesla – the demand for the new series is therefore still high. The Californians affirmed that they want to deliver the Model 3 from February in Europe and China. Further markets are to follow during the year.