Tesla’s Model 3, launched at the end of March 2016 and delivered on July 28, is the lowest-priced and highest-yielding electric vehicle under Tesla, with more than 300,000 vehicles produced and delivered last year and still the highest-delivered this year.
But after it began delivering the Model Y this year, Tesla stopped announcing production and deliveries of the Model 3 separately, instead combining the two cars. But according tomedia reports, Tesla is expected to deliver more than 200,000 Model 3s this year.
In the first eight months of this year, Tesla is expected to deliver 196.106 million Model 3s to consumers, the highest number of electric vehicles delivered, accounting for 14 percent of the electric vehicles delivered in the first eight months of the year.
Given that it is now in its fourth quarter, Tesla also delivered a large number of Model 3s in September, so the electric car has already delivered more than 200,000 vehicles this year.
Tesla is expected to announce third-quarter electric vehicle production and deliveries on Friday or Saturday local time, and analysts on average expect deliveries of no less than 140,000 vehicles in the quarter, of which 107,500 will be Model 3.
In earlier reports, the agency had expected Tesla to deliver 142,346 Model 3s in the first half of the year, plus analysts’ expectations of 107,500 units in the third quarter, with deliveries reaching 249,800 units in the first three quarters.