Tesla says it built 25,336 vehicles — 260 of them Model 3 sedans — in the third quarter of 2017. It delivered a total of 26,150 vehicles, broken down as follows:
- 14,065 Model S sedans
- 11,865 Model X SUVs
- 220 Model 3 midsize sedans
The company reports there were 4,820 Model S and Model X vehicles in transit at the end of the quarter (and 40 Model3’s, apparently). Tesla does not count a vehicle as delivered until all the paperwork has been completed, the car is fully paid for, and in the possession of the original owner. Those vehicles will be counted in the fourth quarter.