Tesla sold 76.000 vehicle in 2016
Tesla aimed to make 80,000 car shipment for 2016. However, the company completed the year with 76,230 electric car shipments. In the statement made by Tesla, they said that short-term production problems that emerged at the end of October were effective in not meeting the target.
It was noted that the shift to the new Autopilot equipment in the company’s description brought more burdens to production than anticipated. As a result, the shipments of 2,750 automobiles planned to be delivered to their owners in the fourth quarter of 2016 could not be realized. In this figure, Tesla stated that the difficulties experienced in transportation and the fact that the customers did not come to take delivery of the vehicle were also effective. Explaining that 6,450 cars are currently in transit, the company announced that these cars will be considered as delivered in the first quarter of 2017.
It was stated that it would be possible to reconfigure the production target to meet this target, but the delay in production could affect the shipment figures for the quarter. At the end of the year, the company underlines that it had been working very hard for the target to be achieved.
Although Tesla did not target the shipment target for 2016, it managed to outperform the previous year in terms of production. In the last quarter of 2016, the company that produced 24 thousand 882 cars completed the year with a total of 83 thousand 922 automobiles. Thus, a 65 percent increase compared to the previous year was recorded.
In the last quarter of the year, demand for Tesla’s automobiles was also strong. Orders for Model S and Model X are up 52 percent compared to the last quarter of 2015.