Tesla Motors Q1 2015 Sales Report Released

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Elon Musk is an extremely busy man these days. Except his occasional tweets about “the D” and a “major new Tesla product line,” Elon is reportedly interested in building a second Gigafactory in Japan. Yup, Tesla is on a roll.
Wait, scrap that. According to the manufacturer’s sales report for the first quarter of 2015, we are dealing with “Tesla is on a roll[er coaster ride].” If you’re wondering how many electric vehicles the Palo Alto-based automaker delivered in January, February and March, that would be 10,030 units.

As expected, Tesla Motors is enjoying a record quarter, representing a 55% increase over how many EVs the company moved in the first three months of 2014.

An official statement informs that a sub-1% change could affect the delivery count

In Tesla Motors’ own words, the American brand “only counts a delivery if it is transferred to the end customer and all paperwork is correct.” From my point of view, this is a cheeky slap on the wrist of traditional dealerships, those that are against Tesla’s direct-sales model. Good on you, Tesla!

With the 2016 Tesla Model X electric crossover due to be unveiled very soon and the strong sales of the Tesla Model S and D-ified variations, you could even say that Elon’s bet from 2008 paid off, turning the marque into a worldwide phenomenon and a stronghold for EV battery technologies.

The company's proverbial 'next big thing' or 'make or break moment' after the Model X is slated for sometime next year, when the Tesla Model III will be presented in production-ready format.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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