Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

Whether or not the Tesla Model S belongs in the large luxury car segment is certainly open for debate (Tesla itself says the Model S is not a luxury car), but if we accept this segment as being where the Model S belongs, then here's how the U.S. sales figures played out for 2014.

  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class - 25,276
  • Tesla Model S - 17,300*
  • BMW 7-Series - 9,744
  • BMW 6-Series - 8,647
  • Lexus LS - 8,559
  • Audi A7 - 8,133
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class - 6,981
  • Audi A8 - 5,904
  • Porsche Panamera - 5,740
  • Jaguar XJ - 4,329
Total - 83,313

We should note that the 17,300* Tesla Model S sales include Canadian sales (as the company split out 55% of total sales to North America in its Q4/full year earnings report last month), but even if we were to remove Canada from the equation, the Model S would easily remain in the #2 spot.

Why's the S-Class so hot?  It was all-new for 2014. In fact, S-Class sales shot up by 90% in 2014, as compared to 2013.

When Model S sales are put in perspective like this, it's all the more impressive what Tesla has achieved in so little time, isn't it?

Via Rob Stark - Tesla Motors Club Forum