Tesla Model S Visits The Great Wall
The seatbelt recall that could potentially affect every Tesla model S ever made has now been formally announced in China.
Typically, a recall announced in China wouldn't hit our radar. However, since Tesla refuses to publish sales, this recall affords us with a rare opportunity to discover exactly how many Model S electric cars have been sold to date in China.
Tesla will recall all 7,166 Model S sedans sold in China that were manufactured between May 1, 2012 and November 12, 2015. That figure comes directly from China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.
The only other hard data point for Model S sales this year in China was the revelation that 3,025 had been sold between January and September.
Of note is that none of the early Model S electric cars (those manufactured in 2012 and 2013) were ever sold in China, but since the recall affects all Model S ever built, the dates listed above are there to cover all of the Tesla electric sedans manufactured to date (prior to the initial recall announcement).
Tesla Model S Sales (US estimated)