Just like most of the world, 2016 has proven to be quite a tough year for Tesla, as well. The automaker had failed to meet its delivery goal of 80,000 as it fell short at 76,230 total units shipped for its Tesla Model S and Model X.

Although that may be a bad news for the electric automaker, the figures still appear to be higher than the previous year. In 2015, Tesla had delivered a total of 50,580 cars whereas in its Q4, Tesla managed to sell 22,200 vehicles, marking a 27 percent increase from its 17,478 deliveries in 2015’s Q4.

Overall, Tesla had produced a total of 83,922 units in 2016, which is a 64 percent increase from 2015. The automaker had blamed its Autopilot hardware upgrades to add in autonomous driving features as the reason behind its shortage in delivery.

Tesla revealed that it was due to “short-term production challenges starting at the end of October and lasting through early December from the transition to new Autopilot hardware, Q4 vehicle production was weighted more heavily towards the end of the quarter than we had originally planned.”

“We were ultimately able to recover and hit our production goal, but the delay in production resulted in challenges that impacted quarterly deliveries, including, among other things, cars missing shipping cutoffs for Europe and Asia,” added the automaker.

It’s said that an approximate 6,000 Teslas are slated to be delivered to customers in Q1 of 2017.

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1 Comment

Ronald Chick · January 10, 2017 at 6:33 am

Please what is the big deal, they only fell short by .5%. In the scheme of things that’s pretty good given how difficult most things are, and knowing the number of things on Elon’s plate. I am so sickened by the media’s propensity to indulge in bad news. Shame on you RC

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