Tesla has released its production and delivery numbers for the fourth quarter of 2018. According to their numbers, 86,555 electric vehicles were manufactured, and 90,700 vehicles were delivered.
Of the 86,555 vehicles produced in the last quarter, Model 3 accounted for the lion’s share with 61,394 units, while 25,161 Model S and Model X were produced. That 90,700 vehicles were delivered means that Tesla has delivered eight per cent more than in Q3/2018, which was itself a record quarter. These included 63,150 Model 3 (an increase of 13 per cent compared to the third quarter of 2018), 13,500 Model S and 14,050 Model X. A further 1,010 Model 3 and 1,897 Model S and Model X were still in transit at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018 and will be delivered at the beginning of the first quarter of 2019.
Looking at the entire year, Tesla managed to deliver a total of 245,240 electric vehicles. In detail, this was 145,846 Model 3, and 99,394 Model S & Model X vehicles. This means that the company managed to deliver as many vehicles last year, as all previous years combined.
To date, the delivery of the two variants Model 3 “Mid Range” and “Long Range” has been limited to North American customers. More than three-quarters of Model 3 orders in the fourth quarter came from new customers and not from reservation holders. Deliveries in Europe and China will start in February 2019, as is well known. In Europe before Christmas, the Californian company opened the configurator for binding orders for the Tesla Model 3 to those with pre-orders. For the time being, however, only the “Long Range” version is available in Europe. In Germany, this version starts at 55,400 Euro.
Tesla is also reducing the prices of all its models in the USA by 2,000 dollars with immediate effect, in order to partially cushion the effect of the halving of US tax subsidies from 7,500 to 3,750 dollars for Tesla EVs, which came into force on January 1.