There have been quite a few digital innovations over the past decade that have either changed the automobile industry or stand to change it significantly in the coming years. A notable change agent during this time has been Tesla Motors, one of the newest car-makers.
While Tesla cars are most notable because they run on electricity, they also have a number of other innovative features included in their models. It makes sense that they would be leading the digital disruption of the auto industry since their founder isn’t a car industry veteran, but one of the founders of PayPal.
I recently sat down to try to quantify how much of a dent Tesla has made in the auto industry in a little over a decade. Here are some of the more interesting Tesla statistics I was able to dig up. As always, I will be adding to/updating this list fairly regularly, so be sure to check back often.
Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these stats come from Tesla Motors’ own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100% accurate.
Tesla Motors Statistics
Date of Tesla Motors’ incorporation:
Introduction date of Tesla’s first car model:
Target date for the first Tesla Model 3 deliveries:
Reported delivery schedule for Tesla Model 3 (source):
July 2017: 30 cars
August 2017: 100 cars
September 2017: 1,500 cars
October 2017: 1,500 cars
November 2017: 1,500 cars
December 2017-on: 20,000 cars per month
Global deliveries of Tesla vehicles in Q1 2017:
Increase in Tesla vehicle deliveries between Q1 2016 – Q1 2017:
Projected Tesla vehicle deliveries in 2016:
Actual Tesla vehicle deliveries in 2016:
Number of Tesla cars built in 2015:
Number of Tesla cars built in 2014:
Tesla’s goal for annual cars built by 2018:
Number of Tesla employees:
Last updated 12/29/15
Tesla Revenue for Q1 2017:
Tesla 2016 Revenue:
Tesla Revenue for Q4 2016:
Tesla net loss for 2015:
Percentage of Tesla owners that would buy another Tesla:
Last updated 12/26/16
Percentage of Tesla vehicles sold in 2016 that were sold into China:
How much is Tesla worth?
Last updated 6/10/17