SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
January 3, 2016
Tesla Motors, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
3500 Deer Creek Road
Palo Alto, California 94304
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 2.02||Results of Operations and Financial Condition.|
|Item 7.01||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
On January 3, 2016, Tesla Motors, Inc. published the press release which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
This information is intended to be furnished under Items 2.02 and 7.01 of Form 8-K and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act ), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press Release of Tesla Motors, Inc., dated January 3, 2016.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|TESLA MOTORS, INC.|
|/s/ Todd A. Maron|
Todd A. Maron
Date: January 4, 2016
TESLA DELIVERS 17,400 VEHICLES IN Q4 2015; TOTAL 2015 DELIVERIES WERE 50,580
SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016
Q4 deliveries consisted of 17,192 Model S vehicles and 208 Model X vehicles. (507 Model X vehicles were produced during Q4 with the remainder to be delivered in early Q1.)
Q4 Model S deliveries were approximately 48% more than our prior quarterly record and approximately 75% more than Q4 last year. Model X deliveries are in line with the very early stages of our Model X production ramp as we prioritize quality above all else. That ramp has been increasing exponentially, with the daily production rate in the last week of the year tracking to production of 238 Model X vehicles per week.
There may be small changes to this delivery count (usually well under 1%), as Tesla only counts a delivery if it is transferred to the end customer and all paperwork is correct.
Our vehicle deliveries represent only one measure of our financial performance and should not be relied on as an indicator of our quarterly financial results, which depend on a variety of factors, including the cost of sales, foreign exchange movements and mix of directly leased vehicles.
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