1 In Every 205 Vehicles Sold In California-Based Tesla Was A Model S in 2013
The data for California vehicle registrations for the fourth quarter is now in. And this data gives us a initial look at how Tesla has done in the state, and really in the US in general to end out the year ahead of earnings next week.
New EV registrations in Netherlands For 2013 - Most Of Which Coming In Q4 For Tesla
For the October to December timeframe CNCDA (California New Car Dealers Association) reports that Tesla sold 1,793 vehicles in their state in Q4, and overall the company moved 8,347 cars for the year.
Traditionally, almost half of Tesla's US sales are California based, so the 1,793 registrations does illustrate how Tesla focused on Europe in the last quarter of 2013 - especially given the pressure to deliver in places like the Netherlands with tax incentives expiring at year's end.
Overall, Tesla grabbed an impressive 9.8% of the "Luxury and Sports" classification in California, and 1 in every 205 vehicles sold overall was a Tesla (.5%)