China is the world’s largest auto market with 28.8 million vehicles sold in 2017. The world’s largest auto market is also the world’s fastest growing electric market.

Tesla, the number one electric car maker in the world is a natural fit to exist in the Chinese landscape but unfortunately, the exporter tag has kept the Tesla’s sales in check.

The Palo Alto, California based automaker does not release regional sales figures and the best way to monitor Tesla’s growth in China is the revenue figures released by the company.

China: Tesla’s Annual Revenue (in $ Thousands)

YearRevenueGrowth
20172,027,06290.29%
20161,065,255234.45%
2015318,513-33.24%
2014477,082
2013

China: Quarterly Revenue (in $ Thousands)

PeriodRevenueYoY Growth
Q3-2018409,300-27.37%
Q2-2018527,23013.73%
Q1-2018508,7030.95%
Q4-2017495,981-0.39%
Q3-2017563,56178.94%
Q2-2017463,587248.72%
Q1-2017503,933321.78%
Q4-2016497,898
Q3-2016314,941

China: 2017 Sales Estimates

In 2017, Tesla Model S had a starting price of≈ $111k, and Model X Price had a starting price of ≈ $121,000. If we assume Tesla’s average selling price to be around $120k, Tesla must have sold 16,000 to 17,000 units in China.

To check Tesla’s sales in other countries please visit: Tesla Sales by Country

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