Tesla Model S Grabs 8.4% of Luxury Sales in US in First Half of 2013
As we reported more than three months ago, the Tesla Model S outsold its closest competitors in the luxury sedan category in quarter one of 2013.
It wasn't even close.
Sales Chart Provided Within Electrification Coalition Report
Model S sales in Q1 were peggeed by the company at 4,900 units, here's a look at the Q1 US sales results for the Model S’ closest competitors.
- BMW 7-Series: 2,338 units
- Mercedes-Benz S-Class: 3,077 units
- Audi A8: 1,462 units
- Lexus LS: 2,860 units
For an answer to that, we need look no further than the results of a study released today by Electrification Coalition (EC), in consultation with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
According to the study, title "State of the Plug-in Electric Vehicle Market," the Model S grabbed a shocking 8.4% of the "luxury market" in the first half of 2013.
8.4 % is astounding when you consider that plug-in vehicles only represent around 0.53 percent of all new automobiles sold in 2013. So, in this regard, the Model S is way ahead of the curve.