Tesla is enjoying a fruitful 2015.
After surpassing 10,000 units delivered for the first time in the first quarter of 2015, the American electric automaker has announced that it delivered 11,507 vehicles in the second quarter of this year, setting a new record. Currently Tesla only sells the Model S sedan, but the Model X crossover is expected to join the lineup before the end of the year. According to the company, it started off this year with 20,000 reservations for the Model X and Tesla is aiming to deliver a total of 55,000 vehicles this year.
Tesla was cautious to note that record deliveries doesn’t equate to increased profits, as the company is busy investing into ramping up production, its Gigafactory and the upcoming Model 3. Tesla CEO Elon Musk hopes to reveal a Model 3 prototype by March 2016 before it goes on sale by the end of 2017. The Tesla Model 3 is aiming to offer at least a 250-mile all-electric range and will be priced around $35,000, although it’ll be late to the market compared to the Chevrolet Bolt.
Rumor has it that Tesla is also preparing a Model 3 crossover variant, drawing a parallel to its Model S and Model X offerings with a more affordable range.
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