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Workers assemble cars on the line at the Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California.
Tesla delivered 26,150 vehicles in the third quarter, up 4.5 percent from the same time last year.
Of the total, 14,065 were Model S, 11,865 were Model X, and 220 were Model 3.
The company said it expects to deliver about 100,000 Model S and X vehicles in 2017. That would represent a 31 percent increase over last year.
At the end of the quarter, about 4,820 Model S and X vehicles were in transit. They will be counted in next quarter’s numbers.
In the quarter, 25,336 vehicles were produced. Of the total, 260 of those vehicles were Model 3. Production of the vehicle, the newest in Tesla’s fleet, was less than anticipated due to production bottlenecks, the company said in a press release.
“Although the vast majority of manufacturing subsystems at both our California car plant and our Nevada Gigafactory are able to operate at high rate, a handful have taken longer to activate than expected,” the company said in a statement.
“It is important to emphasize that there are no fundamental issues with the Model 3 production or supply chain. We understand what needs to be fixed and we are confident of addressing the manufacturing bottleneck issues in the near-term.”
Tesla delivered its first Model 3 cars in July.