Last month it announced that it surpassed 10,000 deliveries in the first quarter, a sign the company may have at last resolved its production issues.
Tesla said it had delivered 10,030 Model S vehicles in the three months through March. That was "a new company record for the most cars delivered in a quarter," Tesla said. It was also an increase of 55% year over year, as the Model S moves into its fourth year of production.
Those results were better than the company's own forecast in February when Tesla said it expected to produce 10,000 cars in the first quarter but deliver only 9,500 units because some cars would still be in transit to Europe and Asia.
Tesla doesn't disclose monthly vehicle sales like traditional automakers but said it will begin reporting new car deliveries within three days after the quarter ends.
The Model S still appears to be in high demand, with Pacific Crest Securities analyst Brad Erickson saying that the average selling price could surprise the bears.
"We believe misperceptions of both falling lead times on the company's Web site and bigger discounts for showroom models are driving some to believe that Model S demand is waning," Erickson wrote in a note. "We'd disagree based on feedback from Tesla sales centers. We are modeling ASPs to be down 2% q/q assuming some impact from currency, but believe downside is fairly limited given the likely strong mix of P85D deliveries in the quarter."