One of the most common themes we heard over and over in the last one year is – Tesla will find it extremely difficult to increase sales due to the arrival of Tesla killers.
But 2018 has turned out to be a damp squib for those of us who wanted to see Tesla challenged in its own turf, the United States Electric Vehicle market.
According to estimates from InsideEv’s Tesla has sold 159,027 Model S, Model X and Model 3 in the United States between January and November 2018.
Tesla and Model 3, in particular, have played a significant role in increasing EV market share from 1.05% of US light vehicle sales in January this year to 3.20% in November. A three fold increase.
Tesla was a significant contributor to the stunning growth of electric vehicle sales in the United States. Tesla sold more electric vehicles than all the other competitors combined in 2018.
In the first eleven months of this year, Tesla delivered 159,027 EV’s in the United States, accounting for 50.8% of the 312,877 electric vehicles sold by all automakers.
Tesla sold nearly 115k Model 3s in the United States during this period, which means Model 3 alone accounted for more than a third of EV sales in the country.
EPA estimate: 238 mile range
Battery: 60 kWh lithium-ion
Starting Price: $36,620
US Sales Estimate: 16,907 (Jan to Nov 2018)
EPA estimate: 150 mile range
Battery: 40 kWh lithium-ion
Starting Price: $29,990
US Sales Estimate: 13,048 (Jan to Nov 2018)
EPA estimate: 234 mile range
Battery: 90 kWh lithium-ion
Starting Price: $69,500
US Sales Estimate: 5 Units in October and 165 units in November
EPA estimate: 125 mile range
Battery: 35.8 kWh lithium-ion
Starting Price: $30,495
US Sales Estimate: 1,237 (Jan to Nov 2018)
EPA estimate: 153 ( in BMW i3 and i3s) to 200 miles (with Range Extender) range
Battery: 42 kWh lithium-ion
Starting Price: $44,450
US Sales Estimate: 5,761 (Jan to Nov 2018)
WLTP estimate: 248 mile range (no official figures yet)
Battery: 95 kWh lithium-ion
Starting Price: $74,800
US Sales: Reservations open with $1,000 refundable deposit, Delivery expected in mid-2019
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