As of November 2013, 42 Out of Every 10,000 Vehicles Registered in Washington Were Tesla Model S EVs

FEB 3 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 6

Tesla Model S a Popular EV in Washington - Nissan LEAF Even More Popular

Tesla Model S a Popular EV in Washington – Nissan LEAF Even More Popular

It’s not often that we come across state sales data for plug-in vehicles.  Even less often do we discover a specific model broken out in state data.

The Cheaper Nissan LEAF Easily Outsells the Model S in Washington

The Cheaper Nissan LEAF Easily Outsells the Model S in Washington

But we’ve hit gold here.

The state is Washington.

The vehicle is the Tesla Model S.

Combine the two, with some Seattle Times assistance, and we see this:

“As of November, 42 out of every 10,000 passenger cars registered in Washington were Teslas, according to data from auto industry analyst Hedges & Company. That’s good for third place behind California, where 67 out of every 10,000 passenger cars are made by the renegade Bay Area automaker, and the District of Columbia.”

“But look at cars registered just last year and Washington comes out ahead. The numbers show 8.3 out of every 10,000 passenger cars registered here in 2013, through November, were Teslas, compared with 7.9 out of every 10,000 in California.”

But the numbers in Washington get even better when we add in all EVs, including the way-cheaper-than-a-Model-S Nissan LEAF:

“In fact, Washington leads the nation in recent per-capita sales of all electric passenger cars, including more-affordable models like the Nissan Leaf: 293 of every 10,000 cars registered here in 2013, through November, will never need a drop of gas.”

EV Registration Map For Washington

EV Registration Map For Washington

Lastly, the Seattle Times reports this:

“There are only north of 500 Teslas in the whole state, according to preliminary year-end figures from Tonia Buell at the Washington State Department of Transportation.”

Source: Seattle Times

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6 Comments on "As of November 2013, 42 Out of Every 10,000 Vehicles Registered in Washington Were Tesla Model S EVs"

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As a quick update, final year-end figures for Tesla sales in 2013 in Washington put the number at more than 1000 — way more than the preliminary 500! http://blogs.seattletimes.com/monica-guzman/2014/01/28/more-than-1000-teslas-drive-on-washington-roads/

Common as muck ’round here. 2 in my street.

Teslas are still very rare in Central Virginia in that I have only seen two of them last year one of them was a sliver one on the highway while the other one was a black one parked in a hospital parking lot.

I have been living in Northern Virginia long before Tesla started selling cars, and I work inside the beltway. I have only ever seen 1 Roadster (Electric Blue, tags: NO OIL) twice.

I have seen 9 or 10 Model S either on the road or parked in the area. I’m pretty certain that they are all different because most were different colors (multi-coat red, signature red, grey, black, brown, white, silver and, if I recall, a green one. I don’t think I’ve seen any blue ones yet).

I have seen two or three more on the road outside of the DC area, but that’s it.

I do not live or work in the District itself, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that DC was 2nd place.

I’m sorry but how do these numbers make sense? 42 of every 10000 cars registered is a tesla and in 2013 8 out of every 10000 new cars registered was a tesla. Does that mean in 2012 the evergreen state got so many teslas that it brought the average up more than 34 cars per 10000? Reading another way .08% of new cars are teslas but WA has a total of .42% of its cars being teslas. I would expect the 2013 Buber to be the high one and the percent of all cars registered to be low

Speaking of Model S, here is a link to a recent official Tesla Motors blog post talking about the Glenney’s trip across the US:

http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/first-across-us-supercharger

My favorite line is the opening sentence:
“Two days after completing the first ever coast to coast crossing of the United States in a Model S relying only on Superchargers, John Glenney walked into the Tesla factory in Fremont, CA, to a standing ovation.”