Tesla Beats Its Own Q2 Sales Projections, What Now Haters?

 

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There are analysts and critics out there who think that Tesla Motors is slowing down, settling in, and producing far more cars than it actually sells. Oddly enough, after Tesla posted record-breaking quarterly sales numbers that surpassed even their own expectations, these analysts and critics have been mostly silent. I wonder why?

The Q2 of 2015, Tesla delivered 11,507 Model S sedans to customers, over 50% more than it sold in Q2 of 2015 and surpassing its own internal projections of 10,000 to 11,000 cars. It’s a record-setting quarter at a time when some mouthpieces for the conventional auto industry have wondered aloud if demand for the Model S is slipping. With these sales numbers, I think it’s safe to say that the Tesla Model S is in higher demand than ever before.

That doesn’t mean 2015 is going to be a completely smooth ride for the electric automaker. Despite two five-digit sales quarters in a row, Tesla is still less than halfway from meeting its goal of producing 55,000 vehicles in 2015. Even if Model S sales hold steady for the rest of the year, Tesla will still be facing a 15,000 vehicle deficiet compared to its goals.
That’s where the Tesla Model X comes in.

With over 24,000 reservations waiting in the wings and a fully-dedicated assembly line waiting to be turned on, Elon Musk and co. are depending on Model X production to meet the 2015 sales goal. While a production date has yet to be set, Musk has pointed to the third quarter of 2015 time and again as when production of the electric crossover is set to begin.

It’ll be interesting to hear what the haters have to say once the Model X finally makes it to market, if they have anything to say at all.





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  • PrezNixon

    When the Model X makes it to market, they will simply shift to saying that the Model III is vaporware.

    Just like after the Roadster was finally being sold, they shifted from calling the Roadster vaporware, to calling the Model S vaporware.

    Just like after the Model S was finally being sold, they shifted from calling the Model S vaporware, to calling the Model X vaporware.

    They will keep this up for eternity, all while pretending it wasn’t them who called the Roadster or the Model S, or the Model X vaporware……

  • Marcel

    Great news, hope they’ll succeed at silencing critics. Tesla will undoubtedly do well if they have the same standards for the upcoming models. Like all great products they’ll sell well with or without biased journalism.

  • James Rowland

    Let’s hope for perfect execution on the X.

    The planned rapid ramp-up of volume can meet Tesla’s delivery target, but it can also create a very large liability very quickly if there’s any problem. I do worry about those doors…

  • Deben Bain

    Was the sales increase 50% over the year-to-year or quarter-to-quarter sales? Typo, below?
    “The Q2 of 2015, Tesla delivered 11,507 Model S sedans to customers, over 50% more than it sold in Q2 of 2015”

  • Shiggity

    The US government needs to get their shit together and come up with a way to regulate Tesla Motors outside of a dealership structure so we can actually track these numbers without going into conspiracy theories.

  • sean t

    “It’ll be interesting to hear what the haters have to say once the Model X finally makes it to market, if they have anything to say at all.”
    I don’t like the tone of this comments. Too early to say mate.