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Tesla Motors launched some fireworks of its own during the Fourth of July Weekend, announcing record sales for the second quarter of 2015.

Tesla’s 11,507 sales from April to June represents a 52 percent jump from the same period last year. It is also a 14.7 percent increase over the previous record set during the first quarter. The company sold 10,030 cars from January to March, up 55 percent from the first quarter of 2014.

Total sales for the year place Tesla at less than half of its goal of selling 55,000 vehicles this year. In addition to the company’s Model S vehicles, the goal will include sales of the upcoming Model X SUV. The company is eyeing a late third-quarter release for the new vehicle, according to a letter to shareholders sent out in May.