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Nearly every automaker sends out monthly sales updates. But not Tesla -- Elon Musk's EV venture only delivers sales figures on a quarterly basis, and today's the day to report on Q4 2017.
Tesla delivered 29,870 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2017. That's 27 percent higher than the same quarter last year, and 9 percent higher than Q3 2017, which stood as the company's best quarter yet. Of those deliveries, 15,200 were Model S, 13,120 were Model X and 1,550 were Model 3. Thus, Model 3 comprised about 5 percent of those deliveries.
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Tesla separates deliveries from actual manufacturing numbers. While it delivered 1,550 Model 3s, it built 2,520 of them. While Tesla might still be working through the "production ****" that CEO Elon Musk described last year, its production has ramped up in a big way -- the California automaker built as many Model 3s in the last month as it did in the first four months of production.
Originally, Tesla had planned to be building 5,000 Model 3s per week by the end of 2017, but...
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