BMW Group Plant Spartanburg doubles battery production capacity
DLR: Growth rate of global air traffic falls to 1.5% per year

Tesla hits record deliveries and production in Q2, posts $408M net loss

For Q2 2019, Tesla hit record deliveries of 95,356 vehicles and record production of 87,048 vehicles, surpassing its previous quarterly records of ~91,000 deliveries and ~86,600 units produced in Q4 of 2018. The company also posted a GAAP operating loss of $167 million, and a GAAP net loss of $408 million.

Tesla ended the quarter with $5.0 billion of cash and cash equivalents, bolstered by the $614 million of free cash flow in generated in Q2 plus the funds from its public offering of equity and convertible bonds. Tesla said that this level of liquidity puts it in a comfortable position as it prepares to launch Model 3 production in China and Model Y production in the US.

In Q2, Model 3 deliveries reached an all-time record of 77,634. During the quarter, a majority of orders continued to be for a long-range battery option and the Model 3 average selling price (ASP) was stable at approximately $50,000.

Tesla has demonstrated capability of a 7,000 Model 3 vehicles per week run rate; it aims to produce 10,000 total vehicles of all models per week by the end of 2019.

Tesla produced more than 14,500 Model S and Model X vehicles in Q2; deliveries increased to 17,722.

The company is maintaining its production guidance of 360,000 to 400,000 vehicles this year.

Tesla stock dropped 11% to $236/share after the announcement.



How long can TESLA continue making deficits after deficits?

Will it get worse when 20+ other manufacturers mass produce equivalent or better e-vehicles?

It will be a while before Tesla has any credible competition.

I’m sitting in my new Jaguar I-Pace at an Electrify America charger whose nameplate says 350kW. All impressive brands.

Neither, either independently or together, holds a candle to my Model S or Model 3 with the Supercharger network.

I’ll be pleased when someone makes a credible contender. Tesla has an incredible lead.


HarveyD Here is a great explanation of why that won't happen.

Christos Dimou

From q4 of 2018 we have to wait till q4 of 2019 and the saga continues.


Another fully electric car exploded this week in a local home garage while being slowly charged.

Safer batteries and chargers may be required?

The comments to this entry are closed.