Tesla just released its production can sales numbers for the second quarter of this year and the numbers show tremendous progress.

Even more so when laid out in graph form.

Tesla Model S/X/3 Deliveries (quarterly) – through June 2018

Tesla Model S/X/3 Deliveries (quarterly) – through June 2018

As we know, the production target of 5,000 Tesla Model 3 a week was achieved and it's now time for a short celebration before all hands will go on-board again to further improve output.

Deliveries are now at an all-time quarterly high of 40,740 (±0.5%) (up 85% year-over-year) and >70,000 YTD:

  • Model 3: 18,440
  • Model X: 11,370
  • Model S: 10,930
You can just see how big of a jump this was in this graphic:

Tesla Model S/X/3 Deliveries (quarterly) – through June 2018

Tesla Model S/X/3 Deliveries (quarterly) – through June 2018

Production hit an all-time high too of 53,339 (up 107.5% year-over-year) for the quarter and 87,833 YTD:

  • Model S + Model X: 24,761
  • Model 3: 28,578
Production increased quicker than sales, which of course means that the next quarter will likely be even stronger.

Because there was 11,166 Model 3 in transit to customers at the end of Q2, the Model 3 could become the #1 best-selling electric car in the world as early as July of this year. If not in July, then August seems a safe bet.

Tesla Model S/X/3 Production (quarterly) – through June 2018

Tesla Model S/X/3 Production (quarterly) – through June 2018

In just a few short hours, we'll report on U.S. sales for the month of June. It's a hot one and we're not referring to the temps. Stick with us throughout the day today and into tomorrow as the scorching numbers begin to pile in.