Tesla beats electric vehicle delivery record, boosts stock by 7%

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Tesla has achieved its goal to beat its previous quarterly delivery record, reporting 95,200 electric vehicles delivered by end of June – 72,531 of which were Model 3s.

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Electric car pioneer Tesla has achieved its goal to beat its previous quarterly delivery record, reporting 95,200 cars were delivered by the end of June and sending stock values up by 7 per cent.

Weeks of motivation and reassurance from Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk that the EV maker could deliver a record quarter for deliveries (and there sales volume) have been jubilantly proven true, resulting in the spike after close of business on Tuesday (US time).

Whether this will translate to a profitable quarter is yet to be seen – Tesla has not yet commented on financials. The first quarter of 2019 saw the company report a loss that was attributed to logistical “insanity” of expanding its best-selling Model 3 into European and Chinese markets by the entrepreneur.

Just days before the end of Q2, 2019, Musk urged staff onwards to achieve the record quarter saying the goal was possible if Tesla went “all out”.

With just over 87,000 vehicles produced in the second quarter – 72,531 of which were Model 3s – it appears the EV maker was able to play catch-up on its global delivery schedule, turning around the loss of the first quarter of 2019 hen it delivered only around 63,000 vehicles.

While Tesla reports that 7,400 vehicles are still currently in transit, the figures still beat analyst predictions of 91,000, according to data from FactSet.

Up by 4,500 units from its previous record of 90,200 deliveries in the last quarter of 2018, the record is a solid indicator to shareholders that the company continues to hold its position as a leader in the transition to electric vehicles.

Tesla was careful to impress that delivery numbers do not necessarily equate to profits, with cash flow and income due to be disclosed at an earnings call that will most likely be set for late July.

To read the full story on RenewEconomy’s electric vehicle dedicated site, The Driven, click here…

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