That compares to a total of 260 Model 3s delivered in the third quarter, after a splashy “handover event” in which the first 30 cars were delivered to buyers.
The Model 3, the electric car starting at $35,000, is intended to take the Silicon Valley startup to hundreds of thousands of vehicles a year, but it has been in “production hell” for several months, in the words of CEO Elon Musk.
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Deliveries of the mainstay Model S hatchback sedan and the Model X crossover utility vehicle were essentially on target.
It delivered 15,200 Model Ses and 13,120 Model Xes, 9 percent more than the third-quarter totals of 14,065 and 11,865 respectively.
The latest numbers for the two larger cars, plus the 1,810 Model 3s delivered since July, put total Tesla deliveries for 2017 at 103,122 vehicles.
via Green Car Reports Tesla delivers 1,550 Model 3s in Q4; Models S, X over 100,000 in 2017