"This is an alarm for the traditional automakers such as Mercedes. It says a smaller but smarter brand such as Tesla can beat them at home."
Tesla would have you believe that everything is fine. They're probably right.
Despite the miss, we should see 2016 as a success for Tesla.
US sales of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids surpassed a record 16,000 units in September.
No matter how you slice it, Tesla was on a roll last quarter.
Tesla's less-than-expected deliveries pulled down US green-car sales in June further.
Tesla says it is 'consistently' building 2,000 EVs a week, but deliveries for its electric vehicles were down. Again.
Tesla Model S sales in Canada jump in March, and leapfrog Chevrolet Volt's for the first-quarter lead.
A tough parts shortage hurt Tesla's production of the Model X in January and February, limiting deliveries to 2,400 units during the first quarter of 2106.
Tesla announces huge gains in a quarterly delivery record to close out 2015 with over 50,000 EVs delivered. That was more than some analysts predicted.
A report questions whether Tesla will achieve its 2015 target of 50,000 deliveries. It would require doubling the average monthly delivery rate this year in October and December.
Texas governor reaffirms the state's position against Tesla's direct-to-consumer electric vehicle sales.
Tesla's second-ever official sales announcement shows that the company delivered 11,507 Model S EVs in the second quarter of 2015.