Excerpt from New York Post
Written by James Covert
Tesla founder Elon Musk stepped on the accelerator, delivering the biggest-ever sales quarter for the electric-car maker, despite recent distractions.
Tesla Motors — whose charismatic chief executive week unveiled plans to go to Mars with his Space X company — said Sunday it more than doubled third-quarter sales, to 24,500 units, from last year.
That was better than most analysts expected, including Brad Erickson of Pacific Crest Securities, who last week forecast 22,000 deliveries.