The Seattle Times recently presented an article focused on Tesla Model S sales in Washington, but there was a mention of California in the article that caught our eye:

Tesla Model S

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"...compared with 7.9 out of every 10,000 in California."

The Seattle Times is saying that, through November of 2013, 7.9 out of every 10,000 newly registered passenger cars in California were Tesla Model S EVs.

Based on preliminary estimates, there's expected to have been about 1,063,000 passenger cars that were newly registered in California in 2013.

Using our grade school math, we arrive at a figure for sales of the Tesla Model S in California in 2013:

  • 8,398*
That's an estimate based solely upon the accuracy of the 7.9 out of 10,000 figure provided by the Seattle Times and and preliminary estimates for passenger car sales in California.

We figure the 8,398-unit figure to still perhaps be a touch on the high side.  We'll adjust them when California officially reports sales early next month.  Either way, a heck of a lot of Tesla Model S EVs were sold in California last year.

Source: Seattle Times