Tesla delivered a record-setting 17,400 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2015, taking its annual total to 50,580.

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Of the total Q4 sales, 17,192 were Model S’, which is a figure 48 per cent greater than the previous quarterly record. It’s also 75 per cent higher than the Q4 tally for 2014.

Tesla says 208 units of the new Model X luxury crossover also made their way into driveways, with the other 299 produced over the period to be delivered early this year.

The company said: “Model X deliveries are in line with the very early stages of our Model X production ramp as we prioritise quality above all else”.

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“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.”

Tesla still has a policy to not disclose individual market deliveries, meaning there’s no public official figure for Australian Model S sales in 2015.

Expect 2016 to be a big year for Tesla in Australia, though, given its continued rollout of the Supercharger fast-charge network, and the Model X launch around September.