Tesla reports best year ever for deliveries, but falls further behind on Model 3 goals

It may have been a rough 2017 for Tesla, but the Palo Alto-based automaker can boast about hitting one projection it made last year: more than 100,000 of its vehicles were delivered in the year.

Tesla announced Wednesday it delivered 101,312 Model S and Model X cars in 2017, a 33 percent rise over its 2016 figures. For the fourth quarter, Tesla reported 29,870 cars delivered. The Model S led with 15,200 finding customers, followed by the Model X at 13,120. The Model 3, which only recently started reaching a significant number of customers, tallied 1,550 deliveries in the quarter. Despite that, Tesla reported a 9 percent bump in deliveries over the third quarter and 27 percent jump over the fourth quarter in 2016.

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