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Tesla delivered over 4750 Model S electric cars in Q1 2013.

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John Voelcker writes that Tesla Model S is now selling as much as the Chevy Volt and more than the Nissan Leaf:

Tesla's statement that it delivered "more than 4,750" Model S electric cars from January through March.

That news early Monday not only sent stock in Tesla Motors soaring, it also cued up an interesting three-way horse race.

Those sales put the Model S on a par with the Volt, ahead of the Leaf, and add roughly another third or so to the total number of plug-in cars from established makers that were delivered for the quarter.

Only 4244 Volts and 3539 Leafs were sold in Q1 2013.

In fourth place was the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, with 2353.

There were 10,000 depositors in the queue for the Model S.

It's unclear at what rate new depositors enter the queue.

Tesla will probably say something about this in the May earnings call.

But for now, Tesla can enjoy its Model S being number 1. Wow.

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