With the fourth quarter results in, we can now take a look at preliminary Tesla sales results for 2017 - another record year for the electric automaker.

Tesla Fremont factory flyover

Tesla Fremont factory flyover

According to the official report, fourth quarter Tesla sales were the highest ever:

  • Tesla Model S –  15,200
  • Tesla Model X – 13,120
  • Tesla Model 3 – 1,550
  • Total Q4 deliveries: 29,870
Tesla didn't exceed 30,000 because it was struggling with the Model 3 production ramp-up, but even including delays, overall results are positive. Sales increased every quarter - on average by 34%.

At an average of 1,000 Model 3 a week in the beginning of 2018, and a target of 2,000 before the end of the quarter, Tesla should deliver at least 15,000-20,000 Model 3 during Q1. After including Model S/X into that figure, it becomes clear that growth will be tremendous.

Tesla Model S/X/3 Deliveries (quarterly) – through December 2017

Tesla Model S/X/3 Deliveries (quarterly) – through December 2017

In total, Tesla delivered more than 103,000 electric cars in 2017. We estimate that around 49% went to the U.S.

Tesla Model S/X/3 Deliveries – December 2017 (InsideEVs estimations)

Tesla Model S/X/3 Deliveries – December 2017 (InsideEVs estimations)

Nearly 287,000 S/X/3 have been sold (excluding Roadsters) worldwide to with around 160,000 or 56% in U.S.

Tesla Model S/X/3 Deliveries (cumulative, data points by quarter) – December 2017 (InsideEVs estimations)

Tesla Model S/X/3 Deliveries (cumulative, data points by quarter) – December 2017 (InsideEVs estimations)