Tesla said Friday it delivered 139,300 vehicles in the third quarter, and produced 145,036 vehicles.
As of Wednesday, analysts expected Tesla to report deliveries of 137,000 vehicles over the last three months, according to a consensus of analysts surveyed by FactSet. Their estimates ranged from 123,000 at the low end to 147,000 at the high end.
Deliveries are the closest approximation of sales numbers reported by Tesla. Tesla shares were down more than 5% in premarket trading Friday, although that could be due to a broader market sell-off after President Donald Trump announced that he tested positive for Covid-19.
Confounding some analysts, the company does not break out its delivery and…