Tesla delivers 24,500 vehicles in the third quarter

Tesla announced its third-quarter vehicle delivery numbers on Sunday. The automaker delivered 24,500 vehicles in total: 15,800 Model S sedans and 8,700 Model X SUVs.

“This was an increase of just over 70% from the last quarter’s deliveries of 14,402,” Tesla said in a statement, adding that its Q3 count should be “viewed as slightly conservative.”

Tesla noted that 5,500 vehicles “were in transit” at the end of the quarter and “will not be counted as deliveries until Q4.”

The company said that total production for the quarter was 25,185 vehicles. It also reaffirmed its guidance for the second half of 2016 at 50,000 vehicles.

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