Tesla smashes global deliveries by almost 5,000 cars
It’s a good day for Tesla (and its shareholders).
Tesla stocks are up a whopping 8 per cent on the news that Elon Musk’s electric carmaker delivered 95,000 vehicles over the last three months. That means it beats its previous record (of 90,700 deliveries).
Over the last few weeks, it was reported that Tesla was on the way to reaching a new record, although it was not without its obstacles – namely in its biggest market, North America.
However today, Tesla said that it had delivered 17,650 Model S and X vehicles, along with a stellar 77,550 Model 3s.
That makes for a 51 per cent quarter on quarter growth (and 217 per cent year-on-year).
What does this mean for electric cars going forward? It proves that the electric vehicle market isn’t just a consumer trend and that if an automaker has a compelling vehicle (such as the Model 3), then buyers globally will commit to going green.
It also means that Elon Musk is having a very good couple of weeks.
On June 25th, Musk’s SpaceX attempted its ‘most difficult launcher ever’. The company launched its massive Falcon Heavy rocket for just the second time this year, part of a demonstration for the U.S. Military.
During the three-hour mission, the Falcon Heavy had to deliver 24 spacecraft at three separate orbits. While the Falcon Heavy narrowly missed its landing (and exploded) SpaceX used its first-ever high-speed boat (nicknamed, ‘Ms Tree’) with a massive net on the back to catch the rocket’s nose cone.