Tesla have managed to produced a record-breaking 140,000 vehicles in the third quarter of 2020. The company announced the figures in a press release on 2 October.
Tesla said it produced 128,044 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, and managed to deliver 124,100 of them. The rest of the 140,000 figure was made up of 16,992 Model S and Model X, with the company delivering 15,200 of them.
This number represents a huge increase from Q2, when Tesla only managed to deliver a total of 90,650 vehicles. Tesla’s previous record for most cars produced in a single quarter was a total of 112,000 cars in Q4 of 2019.
“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 explained.
These successful sales figures are still a long way off Musk’s ambitious plans to produce 30 million new electric vehicles a year by 2030, but it is certainly a step in the right direction to achieving that goal.
Tesla are scheduled to announced its Q3 earnings towards the end of October.