After a weaker first quarter, Tesla finally noted 7% growth for Model S/Model X sales in Western Europe during the first five months of this year.
Tesla Model S
The results are however widely varied because Tesla is doing exceptionally well in Norway (+94% year-over-year) and in the Netherlands (+71%), while in the other big markets for plug-ins sales, Tesla sales decreased substantially.
We are aware that part of the issue could be current allocation of cars for deliveries, but let's take a look:
- Austria - down 51%
- Germany - down 37%
- Switzerland - down 33%
- Belgium - down 25%
- Sweden - down 20%
- UK - down 14% (est.)
- France - down 1%
In most of those countries, plug-in electric car sales as a whole went up this year, so seeing Tesla down is not a promising indicator.
As we reported just a few days ago, during the first five months of 2018, Tesla significantly increased its sales in Norway of both the Model S and Model X. Here are those figures:
- Tesla Model X: 247 in May (up 79%) and 1,548 YTD (up 72%)
- Tesla Model S: 272 in May (up 209%) and 1,386 YTD (up 127%)